Hartshorn german christmas cookies
German Christmas Cookies
Last updated 6/12/2012 12:56:09 AM. Recipe ID 18219. Report a problem with this recipe.
Title: Hartshorn german christmas cookies
Categories: Cookies, Christmas, Mom's best, Cyberealm
Yield: 1 Servings
2 c Sugar
1/2 ts Salt
1 1/8 c Shortening
1 c Milk
1 tb Hartshorn ***
1/2 c Boiling water
2 ts Vanilla
Flour to stiffen
1 oz Anise seeds
* Hartshorn can be obtained at your pharmacy. It is ammonium crystals
1. Mix sugar, salt, shortening, eggs,and milk. 2. In a separate bowl,
dissolve the Hartshorn in the boiling water.
Make sure it is completely dissolved. 3. Add vanilla and anise
seeds to the sugar mixture. 4. Add hartshorn mixture to sugar
mixture. 5. Add enough flour to the sugar mixture to stiffen and not
sticky. It may require 4-5 pounds! 6. Roll out dough on floured
surface, and cut with cookie cutters. 7. Bake immediately after
mixing in a moderate oven (325-350F) for
This entire recipe will make between 180-220 cookies. One half the
recipe is suggested (up to 100 cookies). But, they are great!
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