*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                             Christmas Crackers
 
 Recipe By     : Jo Merrill (ECGJ65B)
 Serving Size  : 45   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cookies
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
      1/2  cup           butter or margarine -- melted
      1/2  cup           honey
      1/3  cup           light brown sugar -- packed
    2      large         eggs
    2 1/2  cups          whole-wheat flour
    1 1/2  cups          all-purpose flour
    1 1/2  teaspoons     baking powder
      1/2  teaspoon      salt
    3      tablespoons   sugar
 
    In large bowl, with wire whisk or fork, beat margarine
 or butter, honey, brown sugar, and eggs just until blended.
 With spoon, stir in whole-wheat flour and remaining
 ingredients except sugar. Divide dough into 3 balls. Wrap 2
 balls in plastic wrap; refrigerate until ready to use.
 Preheat oven to 350`F. On floured large cookie sheet, with
 floured rolling pin, roll remaining ball of dough into a
 rectangle slightly larger than 15x13-inch. Trim side to
 make 15x12 inch rectangle. Using dull edge of knife, score
 rectangle lengthwise into 3 strips; score each strips
 crosswise into 5 rectangles. Decorate center of each
 rectangle by pressing favorite holiday cookie cutter into
 dough by making sure not to cut all the way through. (Use
 the same cookie cutter for all rectangles or choose as many
 different ones to decorate rectangles as you like.)
 Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon sugar. Bake 8 to 10 minutes
 until edges begin to brown.  Cook on cookie sheet on wire
 rack 2 minutes;  slice onto rack to cook completely. Repeat
 with remaining dough and sugar. When cool, break each large
 rectangle into 15 smaller rectangle along scored line.
 Makes 45 crackers.
 
 
 
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