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Swiss Christmas Cookies

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Ingredients
  Strained honey 1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)
  Shortening 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Sugar 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Fruit juice 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Grated orange rind 1
  Grated lemon rind 1
  Unblanched almonds 2 Cup (32 tbs), chopped
  Cake flour 10 Cup (160 tbs)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Cinnamon 1 Teaspoon
  Nutmeg 2 Teaspoon
  Cloves 1 Teaspoon
  Baking powder 4 Teaspoon
Directions

Melt honey and shortening together over hot water.
Add sugar and fruit juice and stir until dissolved.
Add grated rinds of orange and lemon, chopped almonds, and the dry ingredients which have been sifted together.
Chill in refrigerator.
The dough may be kept several days to ripen or used at once.
Roll about 1/8 of an inch thick and cut in strips about 2 by 2 1/2 inches in size.
Bake in a slow oven (300°F.) 20 minutes.
While still warm, frost with Confectioners' Icing.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cookie
Occasion: 
Christmas
Interest: 
Party

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