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Norwegian Sugar Cookies

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Ingredients
  Sifted regular all purpose flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Double-acting baking powder 2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Shortening 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Granulated sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Egg 1 , well beaten
  Brandy 3 Tablespoon
  Caraway seeds 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Confectioners' sugar 1 Tablespoon
Directions

1. Sift flour with baking powder and salt.
2. Work shortening with a spoon until fluffy and creamy. Gradually add sugar, while continuing to work until light. Beat in egg. Stir flour mixture and brandy into shortening mixture. Then stir in caraway seeds. Refrigerate until firm enough to handle easily—about 1 hour.
3. Start heating oven to 350°F.
4. On lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/8-inch thickness or thinner. Cut into small stars, circles, etc. Place, 1/2 inch apart, on greased cookie sheets. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar.
5. Bake 6 to 8 minutes, or until light brown. Makes about 12 dozen.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cookie
Ingredient: 
Sugar

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