Swedish Yule Cookies

Swedish Yule Cookies

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  • 1

    c plus 2 tbsp butter, softened

  • ¾

    c sugar

  • 1


  • 2⅓

    c flour

  • 1

    tsp baking powder

  • ½

    tsp salt

  • ¼

    tsp ground cinnamon

  • 1

    egg white, beaten


Beat butter, 1/2 c sugar, and egg in a large bowl until fluffy. Sift flour with baking powder and salt. Gradually add flour mixture to butter mixture. Knead to make a dough. Press into a ball and wrap in foil or plastic wrap. Refrigerate 1 hour. Preheat oven to 400 °. Divide dough into 3 pieces; knead each in turn. Refrigerate 2 pieces of kneaded dough. On a floured surface, roll out third piece of kneaded dough 1/8 inch thick. Cut out 2 1/2 in rounds. Place on a baking sheet. Repeat with refrigerated dough. Combine remaining sugar and cinnamon. Brush cookies with egg white; sprinkle generously with sugar and cinnamon mixture. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until golden. Cool on a rack.


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