German Wreaths

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"Made with hard-boiled eggs! Often a Christmas cookie but good any time."
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servings 57 cals
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Original recipe yields 60 servings



  • Calories:
  • 57 kcal
  • 3%
  • Fat:
  • 2.9 g
  • 5%
  • Carbs:
  • 6.9g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 0.8 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 13 mg
  • 4%
  • Sodium:
  • 5 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
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  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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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 p...

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

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

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