German Wreaths Recipe -

German Wreaths

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"Made with hard-boiled eggs! Often a Christmas cookie but good any time."

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Original recipe makes 4 - 5 dozen Change Servings


  1. In large bowl cream together shortening and confectioners' sugar. Beat in uncooked egg yolks and hard-boiled eggs. Gradually blend in flour. Cover dough and chill for 8 hours or overnight.
  2. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and lightly grease two cookie sheets.
  3. Roll out dough on floured surface to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut into pencil thick strips about 6 to 8 inches long.
  4. For each cookie, braid three strips and form into a circle pinching ends together. Place cookies 1 inch apart on cookie sheets. Brush with the beaten eggwhites. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar.
  5. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes until lightly colored. Cool on wire racks.
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Nov 29, 2007

I liked this recipe but I make a few changes to it. Instead of the hard boiled egg, I substituted shredded coconut for flavoring inside the cookie. I didn't make the full braids instead just patted out regular cookies and at times making shapes like trees, snowmen, stars, and hearts. They went over so great that I only got 1 out of the entire batch.

Oct 21, 2002

Tasted quite good - I didn't make the braids, just twisted two strands together 'crown' style. Lots less frustrating that way.


3 Ratings

Aug 29, 2002

It's pretty good, but it takes a long time and is frustrating.


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  • Calories
  • 57 kcal
  • 3%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 6.9 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 14 mg
  • 5%
  • Fat
  • 2.9 g
  • 5%
  • Fiber
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 0.8 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 5 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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