French Cookies

Christmas Cookies

  • 5 eggs, separated
  • 6 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon powder
  • 2 cups butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Beat egg yolks in a small mixing bowl until thick and lemon colored; set aside.

Beat egg whites (at room temperature) in a medium mixing bowl until foamy; set aside.

Combine flour, sugar, and baking powder in a large mixing bowl; mix well. Stir in butter, reserves egg yolks, and vanilla. Fold in egg whites, blending well. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

Shape dough into 1 inch balls. Bake, a few at a time, in a preheated lightly oiled waffle iron 1 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on wire racks, and until golden brown. Cool on wire racks, and store in airtight containers.

Yield: about 11 dozen.

Note: Dough may also be shaped into balls and frozen.


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