Special Christmas Tarts

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 3/4 cups sifted flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 egg white, unbeaten
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

Cream butter and sugar and stir in well beaten egg. Sift flour and baking powder together, blend with first ingredients to make a soft dough. Set in refrigerator to chill. When cold, place on well floured board (or use powdered sugar), roll out 1/8-inch thick. Knead in more flour if needed. Shape with cutters. Brush with egg white and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar mixture. Bake on a lightly greased baking sheet at 275 degrees about 20 minutes or until lightly browned.

  • Yields: about 30 cookies
  • Preparation Time: about 45 minutes