Hartshorn German Christmas Cookies
Recipe type: Cookies
Serves: 1
  • 2 Cups sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 3/16 Cups shortening
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Cup milk
  • 1 Tablespoon Hartshorne ***
  • 1/2 Cup boiling water
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 flour to stiffen
  • 1 ounce anise seeds.
  1. * Hartshorn can be obtained at your pharmacy. It is ammonium crystals. If not available, try ordering online or use Baking soda.
  2. Mix sugar, salt, shortening, eggs,and milk.
  3. In a separate bowl, dissolve the Hartshorn in the boiling water. Make sure it is completely dissolved.
  4. Add vanilla and anise seeds to the sugar mixture.
  5. Add hartshorn mixture to sugar mixture.
  6. Add enough flour to the sugar mixture to stiffen and not to be sticky. It may require 4-5 pounds!
  7. Roll out dough on floured surface, and cut with cookie cutters.
  8. Bake immediately after mixing in a moderate oven (325-350F) for 10-15 minutes.
  9. This entire recipe will make between 180-220 cookies. One half the recipe is suggested (up to 100 cookies). But, they are great and go fast!

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