German X-Mas Rum Crowns Recipe

Ingredients
<br>- 2 ⅓ cups all-purpose flour, sifted
<br>- 3 ½ ounces semisweet chocolate, grated
<br>- 1 pinch salt
<br>- ¾ cup confectioners' sugar
<br>- ⅔ cup butter, cut into pieces
<br>- 2 tablespoons rum
<br>- 1  egg
<br>- 1  egg yolk
<br>- 1 tablespoon water
<br>- ½ cup chopped pistachio nuts
<br><p></p>Directions
<br>step 1: In a large bowl, stir together the flour, chocolate, salt and confectioners' sugar. Mix in butter until the mixture appears crumbly. Add rum and egg, and mix until a smooth dough forms. Wrap in plastic, and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
<br>step 2: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
<br>step 3: Roll dough out into thin 6 inch long ropes. Twist two ropes together, and put the ends together to form a crown. Mix together the egg yolk and water, brush over each crown, and sprinkle with chopped pistachios.
<br>step 4: Bake for 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until firm. Cool cookies on wire racks.
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Ingredients
- 2 ⅓ cups all-purpose flour, sifted
- 3 ½ ounces semisweet chocolate, grated
- 1 pinch salt
- ¾ cup confectioners' sugar
- ⅔ cup butter, cut into pieces
- 2 tablespoons rum
- 1 egg
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 tablespoon water
- ½ cup chopped pistachio nuts

Directions
step 1: In a large bowl, stir together the flour, chocolate, salt and confectioners' sugar. Mix in butter until the mixture appears crumbly. Add rum and egg, and mix until a smooth dough forms. Wrap in plastic, and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
step 2: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
step 3: Roll dough out into thin 6 inch long ropes. Twist two ropes together, and put the ends together to form a crown. Mix together the egg yolk and water, brush over each crown, and sprinkle with chopped pistachios.
step 4: Bake for 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until firm. Cool cookies on wire racks.

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