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Norwegian Stags Antlers

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  Sugar 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Butter 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), softened
  Egg yolks 2
  Egg 1
  Milk 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Cardamom 1⁄2 Teaspoon, ground
  All purpose flour 2 1⁄4 Cup (36 tbs)
  Cornstarch 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Baking soda 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Sugar 1

In mixing bowl cream together the 3/4 cup sugar and butter or margarine.
Beat in egg yolks and egg.
Add milk and cardamom; mix well.
Stir together flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt.
Add to creamed mixture; blend well.
Cover; and chill.
Divide dough in half.
On lightly floured surface, roll each portion to a 12x6-inch rectangle.
Cut each into thirty-six 2xl-inch strips.
Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
Make a slit 3/4 inch from each edge of cookie, cutting a little more than halfway through.
Curve cookie so slits open.
Sprinkle with additional sugar.
Repeat with remaining strips.
Bake in 350°F oven for 12 to 15 minutes.
Cool on rack.
Store in airtight container.

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Side Dish
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian

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Bates's picture
what do these cookies look like? this is the first time that i am attempting to make tese cookies and i am not sure for the direction with the 3/4 inch cut and bend? can you help?
Samina.Tapia's picture
Hi Bates, these cookies resemble the antlers of a deer, so what you need to do is make a 3/4-inch slit in the strips of dough (2-inch by 1-inch, slitting from lengthwise and not cutting all the way through. Then twist each half strand slightly to resemble the antlers of a deer.
Norwegian Stags Antlers Recipe