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A German Christmas treat. This recipe was handed down by my great grandmother to my grandmother to my mother.



Original recipe yields 36 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Scald milk. Add sugar, butter, and salt, and cool to lukewarm. Add 2 whole eggs, and 2 yolks. Mix.

  • Add to 3 cups flour and yeast in food processor. Process and let rise until double.

  • Add cardamom, raisins, citron, and cherries, and rest of flour. Process and put on floured board and knead. Let rise in greased bowl.

  • When risen, cut into 3-4 pieces. Roll each into an oval, butter, and fold in half lengthwise. Put on greased baking sheet, cover, and let rise until double.

  • Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 25 minutes.

  • Remove to rack. When cool, frost with white butter frosting and decorate with candied cherry halves and sprinkle with colored sugar.

Nutrition Facts

153 calories; protein 3.3g; carbohydrates 24.4g; fat 4.8g; cholesterol 32.7mg; sodium 80.2mg. Full Nutrition