"Hearts" for Christmas Cookies
"This cookie is a local favorite in my hometown and surrounding towns...and only made at Christmas time." - Submitted by auntrazie, Kansas, USA.
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
- 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.
- 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.
- Bake in a preheated oven at 375°F (190°C) for 10 to 15 minutes.
Makes about 6 to 8 dozen.