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Fruit Wreaths

Fruit Wreaths Recipe

Look great, taste great


1 cup butter-flavored Crisco shortening

3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed

2 egg yolks

1 teaspoon almond extract

2 1/2 cups flour

3/4 cup slivered almonds

1/2 cup dried candied fruit, chopped fine

1 egg white

1 tablespoon light corn syrup

6 to 12 glacé cherries, halved


Preheat oven to 325F.
In a large bowl, cream the Crisco and brown sugar.
in the egg
yolks and almond extract. Gradually blend in the flour. Fold in the almonds
and candied
Pinch off walnut-sized pieces of dough and roll into pencil-thin ropes.

Form the
ropes into wreaths on an ungreased cookie sheet, pinching the ends together.

In a
medium bowl, beat the egg white and corn syrup until smooth. Brush the rings
with the
mixture and place a glacé cherry half on each ring at the point where
the ends meet.
for 18 to 20 minutes or until the cookies are slightly golden.
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