Christmas Cookie Tuesday #4–Norwegian-style Sour Cream Twists

These are my all-time favorite Christmas cookies. I have no idea how long I’ve been making them, it has been that long.

To make these cookies, combine 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour with 1 tsp salt. Cut in 1 cup shortening until the mixture is the size of small peas. Soften 1 package dry yeast in 1/4 cup warm water. Combine yeast mixture with 3/4 cup sour cream, 1 egg, 2 egg yolks, and 1 tsp vanilla. Add yeast mixture all at once to flour mixture. Mix well. Cover and chill for 2 to 3 hours.

After chilling, divide the dough in half. On a well-sugared surface, roll the half of dough into a 16×8-inch rectangle. Sprinkle with sugar. Fold in edges toward the center. Repeat rolling, sprinkling, and folding two more times, re-sugaring the surface of the dough as needed. Roll again to form a 16×8-inch rectangle.

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Dough folded in thirds

Cut length-wise into two 16×4-inch strips.

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Cut into thirty-two 4×1-inch strips.

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Twist and place strips on ungreased baking sheets, pressing ends down slightly.

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Repeat rolling, cutting, and shaping with second half of dough.  Bake in 375 oven 12-15 minutes. Serve warm or cool. Makes 64.

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The finished cookies.

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My cookies ready for my cookie exchange party.

My dining room table over-flowing with wonderful cookies at my cookie exchange pary.

My dining room table over-flowing with wonderful cookies at my cookie exchange party.

Here is the round-up of my four weeks of Christmas cookie recipes. I hope you’ve found at least one you would like to try.

Week #1–Frosted Creams (molasses cookies)

Week #2–Melt-in-your-mouth Nut Strudel

Week #3–Mini-Kisses Thumbprint Cookies

What is your favorite Christmas cookie?

Those are my thoughts for today.

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One comment on “Christmas Cookie Tuesday #4–Norwegian-style Sour Cream Twists

  1. Pingback: Lady J’s “Old-Fashioned Christmas Sugar Cookies” – Cooking With A Pin Up Recipe # 10 | Sad Man's Tongue Rockabilly Bar & Bistro – Prague

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