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  Butter/Margarine 1⁄4 Pound, softened (1/2 Cup)
  Sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Egg yolks 3
  Half and half 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (Light Cream)
  All purpose flour 2 1⁄4 Cup (36 tbs)
  Baking powder 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Sesame seeds 3 Tablespoon

In large bowl of an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until creamy.
Beat in 2 of the egg yolks, one at a time.
Mix in 3 tablespoons of the half-and-half.
In another bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, and salt; gradually add to butter mixture, blending thoroughly.
To shape cookies, pinch off 1-inch balls of dough; roll each into a 7-inch strand.
Bring ends together and twist or form into a pretzel shape.
Place slightly apart on greased baking sheets.
Beat remaining egg yolk with remaining 1 tablespoon half-and-half; brush lightly over cookies and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
Bake in a 350° oven for about 15 minutes or until golden.
Transfer to racks and let cool completely.
Store airtight.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2706 Calories from Fat 1187

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 136 g209.2%

Saturated Fat 70.4 g352.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 821.5 mg273.8%

Sodium 948.6 mg39.5%

Total Carbohydrates 331 g110.2%

Dietary Fiber 12.9 g51.7%

Sugars 101.2 g

Protein 47 g93.9%

Vitamin A 74% Vitamin C 0.91%

Calcium 99.9% Iron 119.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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