3/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
3/4 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
2 tsp. grated orange peel
2 eggs
4 cups Gold Medal flour
1 egg white
2 tbsp. sugar
Red candied cherries
Green candied citron

Heat oven to 400F. Mix thoroughly butter, shortening, 1 cup sugar, the orange peel and eggs. Blend in flour.

Shape dough by rounded teaspoonfuls into ropes, each 6" long. Form each rope into circle, bringing one end over and through in a single knot. Let 1/2" extend at each end. Place on ungreased baking sheet.

Beat egg white until foamy; beat in 2 tbsp. sugar, 1 tbsp. at a time. Brush tops of cookies with meringue. Press bits of candied cherries on center of knot for holly berries, and candied citron for leaves. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until set but not brown. Immediately remove from baking sheet.

About 6 dozen cookies.