Makes 75 cookies.
- 1 - cup soft butter
- 1 - cup sugar
- 2 - eggs
- 1 - teaspoon grated lemon rind
- 1/8 - teaspoon salt
- l/2 - cup blanched, shredded almonds
- 1/4 - teaspoon nutmeg
- 2 - ounces sherry wine
- 3 - cups sifted flour
- 2 - tablespoons cream
- 1 - egg yolk
Preheat oven to 350° F. Grease cookie
Cream butter and sifted
sugar, beat in eggs one at a time. Add lemon rind, salt
almonds, nutmeg, and sherry.
Sift flour and add with
cream. Stir in but do not beat for
Chill overnight. Next day
roll out very thin on floured board and cut in shapes. Mix egg yolk with a little
milk to thin, and brush tops of cookies.
Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or
until golden brown.
Pennsylvania Dutch Did You Know?
The Pennsylvania Dutch come mostly from what is now Germany
rather than the Netherlands. Logically, their language too is
ultimately a derivative of Palatinate German, not Dutch.