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These are a roll out and cut sugar cookie very popular with the PA Dutch. They were made only for Christmas!

 
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  1. This old recipe had no instructions.
  2. From my own experience with these cookies, you cream butter and sugar.
  3. Add eggs one at a time.
  4. Add flour a cup at a time.
  5. It will make a stiff dough, form into a log or two on wax paper, and put into the refrigerator for a couple hours (or overnight).
  6. To make cookies, roll out one portion at a time.
  7. Roll thin. Cut with cookie cutters into shapes, and put onto greased cookie sheet.
  8. Coat top with an beaten egg wash, and sprinkle with colored sugar (red/green is most popular). Also popular is topping the egg wash with chopped peanuts and cinnamon.
  9. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes. Be careful not to burn them.
  10. Cool and store in an air tight tin to keep them crisp.
  11. This recipe will make a bunch of cookies (we never counted them!).
  12. It helps to have more than one person helping on cookie baking day!
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  • Glenn
    November 11, 2012
    This is a family tradition that we hope to reinstate this year. Thanks Jann for the recipe.
    I've cooked/tasted this recipe!

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    • Jann from PA
      November 12, 2012
      These are the PA Dutch version. A famous cook on TV has a Southern version, but hers is a Pecan Crescent, and not a roll and cut out sugar cookie. Don't know how they got the same name, but don't get them confused. Ours is the original, LOL. Ours is the best!

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