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Norwegian Christmas Cookies

Norwegian Christmas Cookies

From Gourmet

Ingredients

  1. 2 large eggs
    1 cup sugar
    4 cups all-purpose flour
    1 teaspoon baking powder
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
    1/2 cup sugar cubes, coarsely crushed, or pearl sugar or raw sugar

Directions

  1. Beat together 1 egg and sugar with an electric mixer until thick and pale.
  2. Sift in flour and baking powder and add butter. Beat on low speed until mixture forms a dough.
  3. Chill, wrapped in plastic wrap, until firm, at least 1 hour.
  4. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  5. Lightly beat remaining egg. Roll level 1 1/2 teaspoons of dough into balls and arrange 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  6. Press thumb into center of each ball to flatten, leaving a depression, and brush lightly with egg. Sprinkle crushed sugar in centers and bake in batches in middle of oven until golden, 12 to 18 minutes. Transfer to racks to cool completely.

Makes 4 dozen cookies.

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