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"Hearts" for Christmas Cookies

No recipe image available."This cookie is a local favorite in my hometown and surrounding towns...and only made at Christmas time." - Submitted by auntrazie, Kansas, USA.

Recipe Ingredients:

4 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup lard or shortening
1 quart soured cream (real cream gone sour)
10 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, freshly ground

Cooking Directions:

  1. In large bowl cream sugar, butter and lard until fluffy, add the soured cream, mixing well. Stir in the flour and cinnamon, combining well. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  2. Roll dough out on floured board or table to desired thickness, not too thin, about 1/2-inch thick. Cut into 6 to 8-inch strips, 1/2 to 5/8-inch wide with a grooved cutting wheel. Shape into hearts. Brush tops with beaten egg yolk, thinned with a little milk, if needed.
  3. Bake in a preheated oven at 375°F (190°C) for 10 to 15 minutes.

Makes about 6 to 8 dozen.