Holy Food
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ST. MARTIN'S HORSESHOES
In France and Germany and parts of Britain, winter begins on "Martinmas" or Saint Martin's Day - November 11th - when those gifted with vision might catch the saint riding through the villages and countryside on his white horse, releasing from the folds of his cloak the first snow of the season.

Saint Martin's Day was one of feasting, when the first of the new wine was drunk. German children placed vessels of water on their doorsteps with the plea that the water be changed into wine. On the morning of Martinmas, the water would indeed be wine, and beside it a special cookie, shaped like a horse-shoe to show that the saint had ridden by in the night.

DIRECTIONS
Cream butter and sugar. Add the other ingredients and mix until thoroughly blended. With fingers shape into horseshoes about 3 inches long and 1 inch thick. Place on greased cookie sheet and bake 35 minutes in a slow oven (300° F.). Cool. Roll in confectioners' sugar. And don't forget to raise a glass of wine in Martin's honor!

Recipe Source: Feast-Day Cakes from Many Lands by Dorothy Gladys Spicer, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1960
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