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Santa Claus Cookies
St.Nikolaas Koekjes of Holland

No recipe image available.A thin and crispy spice cookie, traditionally served during Christmas.

Recipe Ingredients:

4 cups all-purpose flour
4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup sour cream
1 cup soft butter
1 cup vegetable shortening
2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup finely chopped nuts

Cooking Directions:

  1. In medium bowl, combine flour, spices, mixing well; set aside. Dissolve baking soda in sour cream; set aside.
  2. In large mixing bowl, cream butter and shortening with sugar until light and fluffy. Add flour mixture to creamed mixture alternately with sour cream . Stir in nuts. Knead. Shape into roll about 2 1/2-inches in diameter. Wrap in waxed paper or plastic wrap and chill for 8 hours.
  3. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Cut into 1/4-inch slices and bake on non-stick baking sheet for 10 to 15 minutes. Transfer to wire racks to cool. Store in tightly sealed container.

Makes 4 dozen cookies.