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Catholic Recipe: Sprits

    INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 lb. butter
  • 1 egg
  • 8 Tbsp. light brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. grated lemon peel
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 Tbsp. baking powder
  • Details

  • Prep Time: 2 hours
  • Difficulty: • •
  • Cost: $$$$
  • For Ages: 11+
  • Origin: Holland

Also Called: Initial Cookies

These butter cookies are a traditional treat in Holland. They are shaped in the initials of family and guests for the St. Nicholas party.

DIRECTIONS

Cream butter. Add egg, sugar, salt, peel, and cinnamon. Sift flour and mix with baking powder. Slowly add flour and baking powder to butter mixture. Place dough in a pastry bag which has one flat and one fluted spout side. Squeeze dough onto a buttered cookie sheet, shaping it into letters or initials of the names of the family or guests.

Bake at 400° for 15-20 minutes, until lightly brown and done. Remove cookies from the baking sheet at once.

Recipe Source: Festive Recipes and Festival Menus by Sula Benet, Abelard-Schuman Limited, 1970
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