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Nana's Knots Recipe

Makes: About 10 dozen cookies
Skill Level: None

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Step 1

Preheat oven to 350ºF. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.

Step 2

In medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. In large bowl, beat eggs, sugar and extracts. Add milk and melted butter; mix well. Add flour mixture; mix until soft, slightly elastic dough forms. Dough will be slightly sticky. Using floured hands, form dough into 1 in. balls; roll balls into 1/2 in. thick logs. Curl logs into snail shapes, tucking end under; place on prepared cookie sheets.

Step 3

Bake 8-10 minutes or until just beginning to brown on bottoms (Do not overbake). Cool completely on cooling grids.

Step 4

In medium bowl, combine confectioners? sugar and milk, 1 tablespoon at a time; mix until smooth. Dip cooled cookies in icing, coating completely. Allow icing to set. Cut cherries in half; place one cherry half onto center of each cookie; add spearmint leaf.

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all-purpose flour

6 cups all-purpose flour

baking powder

2 tablespoons baking powder


1/2 teaspoon salt


6 eggs

granulated sugar

1 1/2 cups granulated sugar

Wilton Imitation Clear Vanilla Extract

1 teaspoon Wilton Imitation Clear Vanilla Extract


7-8 tablespoons milk

butter, melted and cooled

1 cup (2 sticks) butter, melted and cooled



confectioners&#39; sugar

4 cups confectioners' sugar ((about 1 pound))

Maraschino cherries, drained and dried

2 jars (10 ounces each) Maraschino cherries, drained and dried

Spearmint jelly leaves

Spearmint jelly leaves (, cut horizontally in thirds (dip cut sides in sugar))




Cookie Sheet

Cookie Sheet

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