Swedish Melting Moments

Christmas Cookies

  • 1 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 1/2 tablespoons sifted powdered sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon orange extract
  • Cookie Glaze

Cream butter in a large mixing bowl; gradually add sugar, beating until light and flurry. Sift in flour and cornstarch; mix well. Add flavorings, blending well; chill 1 hour.

Shape dough into 1 inch balls, and place 3 inches apart on greased cookie sheets. Flatten each with bottom of a small glass dipped in water. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes. (Cookies do not brown.) Carefully remove to a wire rack: spread Cookie Glaze evenly over each cookie while warm. Let cool, and store in airtight containers.

Yield: 2 dozen.

Cookie Glaze

  • 1 cup sifted powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice

Combine all ingredients; beat with a wire whisk until smooth.

Yield: glaze for 2 dozen cookies


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