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Oma's Christmas Cookies Recipe

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Helga Vanasseldonk
Added: Tuesday, January 6, 2009


1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup butter
2 eggs
1/2 cup sour cream
3/4 tsp. vanilla
1 cup white sugar
1 cup boiling water
1/2 tsp. baking soda - add 2 TBSP. vinegar and stir
1 TBSP. Baking ammonia - add 1/4c. hot water and stir
1/4 tsp. salt
1 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1 1/4 tsp. ginger
1 1/4 tsp. ground cloves
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
flour - enough to make a soft dough

Plum jam - Home made is the best. Cook it until it thickens without certo. Add sugar according to taste.


2 egg whites
1 1/2 cups icing sugar

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Cream the first 5 ingredients. Put 1 cup of white sugar in a large pot on high. Stir until the sugar is melted and is dark in color. Add 1/2 cup of boiling water (use gloves, it will splatter) and stir.
Add this to the creamed mixture and mix. Add the rest of the dry ingredients and mix.
Keep the dough covered, it will get harder to work with as time goes on.
Roll out to 1/4" thickness and add 1/4tsp. jam along the edge of the dough. Roll up and cover the jam with dough and cut out into a half moon shape with a round cookie cutter. Pinch ends to seal properly and put on a greased or lined with parchment paper cookie sheet
Bake at 375deg. for 10 min. or until lightly browned. Cool.
Whip the icing until thick and pour icing over cookies which have been put in a large bowl. Mix and cover each cookie by hand with icing. Put on wax paper and let dry.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Oma would make these cookies every Christmas and give every one in her family an ice cream pail full of these cookies for Christmas. What a treat it was!




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