Saturday, 10 November 2007

Danish Hindbaerkager

These simple and delicious bar cookies are a family favourite.

1 cup shortening (no butter)
2/3 cup white sugar
1 egg
2 tbsp milk
2-2/3 cups flour
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup thick jam

Glaze (optional)

1/2 cup icing sugar
1 to 2 tsp milk
1/2 tsp vanilla

Cream shortening and sugar. add eggs. Add dry ingredients alternately with milk. Beat until smooth. Divide dough in 6 equal portions. Roll each portion into a 10 inch rope, 3/4 of an inch in diameter. Using a wooden spoon, make a groove down the centre of the rope. Bake at 375F for 7 minutes. Remove from oven. Spoon jam into grooves. Bake five minutes longer.
Cool 10 minutes. Drizzle glaze over warm cookies. Let stand 5 minutes. Cut cookies diagonally into 1 inch strips (You may have to eat the ends!)
Makes 5 dozen cookies. Cool completely before storing. They freeze well, but also taste good frozen. ;-)

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