Free Recipes - Kringla & Peanut Bonbons

Kringla (Scandinavian Cookies):

Ingredients: 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened; 1 1/4 cups sugar; 2 egg yoks; 1 cup buttermilk; 3 cups all purpose flour; 1 tsp. baking powder; 1/2 tsp. baking soda; 1/2 tsp. salt; 1/2 to 1 tsp. ground cardamom.

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In mixer bowl, cream butter and sugar till light. Beat in egg yolks. Blend in buttermilk. Stir together remaining ingredients. Blend into creamed mixture; beat well. Divide dough in half. Wrap each half in waxed paper; freeze for 2 hours. Work with one half at a time. Divide each half into 18 pieces. With floured hands, roll dough on floured pastry cloth into a rope about 9 to 10 inches long. (Dough will be soft to work with , so flour hands and surface often.) To shape, bring ends together overlapping slightly to form a loop; twist ends twice, then seal to center of opposite side forming pretzel shape. Place on lightly greased baking sheet. Bake in 375° oven for 12 to 14 minutes or till lightly browned on bottom (tops will be pale). Repeat with remaining dough. Makes 3 dozen.

Peanut Bonbons:

2 cups peanut butter

1/2 cup butter or margarine

1 pound sifted powdered sugar (4 1/2 cups)

3 cups crisp rice cereal

2 6-ounce package butterscotch pieces

2 6-ounce packages semi-sweet chocolate pieces

In saucepan, melt peanut butter and butter. In large bowl, combine powdered sugar and cereal; pour peanut mixture over cereal mixture. Blend together with hands. Form into 1/2 inch balls. Chill firm. Melt butterscotch and chocolate pieces in separate double boilers. Dip half the candies in each coating; swirl tops with back of teaspoon. Place on waxed paper-lined baking sheet. Chill. Makes 100.