It’s the holiday season, and there for…COOKIES! While these guys are a Jewish classic, they always remind me of home. I remember my mom-mom working over time almost every night to make cookies for everyone in the family.
I couldn’t wait for this time of year as a kid. Not for the presents or the singing or the tree, but for the part i got to take in helping mom-mom make cookies. These are a great cookie for even a toddler to make. I don’t remember how or why she made these Jewish cookies. I do remember they were always amazing and always the first to go.
My son loves making these with me every year. He’s been making them since he was a year and a half old. He turned the mixer on, used the rolling pin, spread the jam, and rolled them up. So this is a perfect cookie to get the wee bairn in on.
1 lb Soft Butter
1 lb Soft Cream Cheese
2 t Vanilla Extract
½ t Salt
4 C A.P. Flour
¾ C Sugar
1 ½ C Brown Sugar
2 C Chopped Walnuts
1 ½ C Chopped Dried Apricots
1 T Cinnamon
1 C Jam
2 T Milk
Beat the butter and cream cheese until light and fluffy. Add the vanilla, salt, 2 C flour and ¾ C brown sugar and mix it all together.
Add the remaining flour. Divide the dough into 8 equal pieces.
Roll out in between 2 pieces of wax paper. Once it’s all been rolled out, rest in the refrigerator for 2 hours.
Mix the nuts, apricots, brown sugar, ½ C white sugar, ad ½ t cinnamon. Line 2 sheet trays with parchment paper and spray with non stick spray.
Flour one side of the dough and place it back on the wax paper. Peel the other side of wax paper off.
Spread the jam and sprinkle with the filling. Cut into 8 wedges.
Roll them fat end to thin end.
Place cookies point down on the parchment paper. Take the milk and, using your fingers, brush the top of each cookie. Sprinkle a little cinnamon sugar over top.
Bake at 325 degrees for 20 minutes. Then rotate the pan in the oven. Bake for another 25 minutes, or until golden brown.
Allow to cool and remove from the pan.
This cookie is light and flaky. Simple but tastes complicated. And all in all great fun to do with your kids! You don’t have kids? That’s ok…practice them for when you do…
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