I am not a true, die-hard sweet eater. Take for example the dessert I had for our family Christmas last Sunday: pumpkin torte. I love pumpkin. But this has cream cheese and whipped cream, and it was sweet. I only ate one small piece. My boys ate it for breakfast the next morning. When there are parties for ladies at church, the tables are generally filled with all kinds of sweet goodies. I want to know where the french fries and potato chips are.
Because of my lack of sweet toothiness, I don't really go in much for Christmas baking myself. I bake, but I don't eat as much of it as my family. I do, however, love cinnamon, and this recipe is perfect for someone like me who doesn't really crave chocolate, gooey, rich treats. This is the one family tradition that my kids will never let me skip on.
Blend with a pastry blender:
1 cup margarine
2 cups flour
Add to the mixture, one egg yolk and 3/4 cup sour cream. Mix together well and shape into three balls. Refrigerate for about an hour or more.
3/4 c white sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
3/4 c chopped walnuts (optional)
After dough has chilled, roll out on a floured surface, making the circle approximately 7-8 inches in diameter. Spread 1/4 cup of the sugar/cinnamon mixture over the surface. With a knife, cut the dough into 16 equal wedges. Do this by cutting across the diameter to divide in half, then in four, then eight, and so on. Roll each wedge into a little crescent-looking roll, beginning at outer edge of the circle. Bake on a cookie sheet for 25 minutes at 375 degrees.
They are wonderful. They just melt in your mouth. I already have some in the freezer, and today, I must make more. Also on the baking agenda, Chocolate Nut Fingers.