READY IN: 27mins
Recipe by uptonmama

This is a Germanic holiday butter cookie with just a bit of sweetness. Believe me you will be running back for more. My daughter’s first grade class ate over four dozen of these at a winter break party. It is very simple and simply delicious.

Top Review by Sydney Mike

Sometimes the simplest things will go over great, & I expect these will, too, when I include them in a cookie sale (along with other cookies & bars) during a park-wide garage sale here! It also gives me a chance to test they out as potential 'holiday gifts!' I think these will do just fine! Thanks for sharing! [Tagged, made & reviewed for one of my adoptees in the current Pick-A-Chef]

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In large mixing bowl, cut butter into flour till pea sized.
  2. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon water over 1/4 section of dough.
  3. Fluff that section with fork and push aside. Repeat with rest of dough in sections.
  4. Divide into half. Roll into balls. Wrap in saran wrap, and refrigerate.
  5. Preheat oven to 375°.
  6. When cool, tear off pieces about 2 tablespoons worth and roll into snakes. Shape into hearts, ribbons, wreaths, or pretzel shapes.
  7. Gently press both sides of cookie into granulated sugar that has been spread out thinly on plate.
  8. Bake for about 20 minutes or until slightly browning.

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