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Santa Claus Cookies – St.Nikolaas Koekjes of Holland recipe

A delicious thin and crispy spiced refrigeratorcookie.

Recipe: Santa Claus Cookies- St.Nikolaas Koekjes of Holland

4 cups all-purpose flour4 teaspoons ground cinnamon1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg1/2 teaspoon ground cloves1/2 teaspoon baking soda1/2 cup sour cream1 cup soft butter1 cup vegetable shortening2 cups granulated sugar1/2 cup finely chopped nuts

  • In medium bowl, combine flour, spices,mixing well; set aside. Dissolve baking soda in sour cream; setaside.
  • In large mixing bowl, cream butter andshortening with sugar until light and fluffy. Add flour mixtureto creamed mixture alternately with sour cream . Stir in nuts.Knead. Shape into roll about 2 1/2-inches in diameter. Wrap inwaxed paper or plastic wrap and chill for 8 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).Cut into 1/4-inch slices and bake on non-stick baking sheet for10 to 15 minutes. Transfer to wire racks to cool. Store in tightlysealed container.

    Makes 4 dozen cookies.

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    There was already a precedent for a Father Christmas figure in Anglo-American culture; in the melting-pot way common in this country, Santa Claus became an American adaptation of the beloved Dutch figure, and eventually merged with the Christmas holiday. But who was Saint Nicholas?

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