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Bavarian Cookie Wreaths

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Ingredients
  All purpose flour 3 1⁄2 Cup (56 tbs)
  Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs), divided
  Grated orange peel 3 Teaspoon, divided
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Butter/Margarine 1 1⁄3 Cup (21.33 tbs)
  Florida orange juice 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Finely chopped blanched almonds 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Egg white 1 , beaten
  Water 1 Teaspoon, beaten
Directions

Preheat oven to 400°F.
In large bowl, mix flour, 3/4 cup sugar, 2 teaspoons orange peel and salt.
Using pastry blender, cut in butter and orange juice until mixture holds together.
Knead a few times and press into a ball.
Shape dough into 3/4 inch balls.
On lightly floured surface, roll each ball into a 6-inch rope.
Using two ropes, twist together to form one rope.
Pinch ends of rope together to make a wreath; place on lightly greased baking sheets.
In shallow dish, mix almonds, remaining 14 cup sugar and 1 teaspoon orange peel.
Brush top of each wreath with egg white mixture and sprinkle with sugar-almond mixture.
Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned.
Remove to wire racks; cool completely.
Frost if desired.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cookie
Occasion: 
Christmas

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