Easter Cookies

Recipe: Easter Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 c Butter; softened
  • 3/4 c Sugar
  • 3 Egg yolks
  • 4 ts Orange Juice
  • 2 tb Milk
  • 3/4 c Currants
  • 4 c All-purpose flour
  • 1 pn Salt

Easter Cookie Glaze:

  • 1 Egg white; lightly beaten
  • 2 tb powdered sugar
  • Food Coloring (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F (175 C).
  2. Grease several baking sheets with butter.
  3. In a large bowl, beat butter with sugar until creamy. Beat in egg yolks, orange juice, and milk.
  4. Add currants. Sift flour and salt into bowl; mix in to form a fairly stiff dough. Knead lightly on a floured surface until smooth.
  5. Roll out to 1/8-inch thickness. Using a round 2-1/2-inch-fluted cookie cutter, cut out circles from dough; place on prepared baking sheets.
  6. Knead and roll out trimmings; cut out more circles. Continue until dough is used up. Bake cookies 10 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven. Brush cookies with egg white mixture; sprinkle lightly with powdered sugar.
  8. Return to oven for about 5 minutes longer or until lightly browned. Remove from baking sheets to wire racks; cool.
  9. Store in an airtight container.

Easter Cookie Glaze:

  1. Mix together the egg and powdered sugar.
  2. Add a few drops of food coloring, if desired

Number of servings (yield): 12

Meal type: dessert

Culinary tradition: USA (General)

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