Russian Flowered Butter Cookies With Jam

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These cute little butter cookies are crunchy to the bite and make the perfect little treat for a cup of hot tea. They are spritzed out from a piping bag with an open star tip to create a flower like design and then filled with jam in the center. Dust with some powdered sugar and enjoy.

I was introduced to these little treats when a guest of mine had brought some  over. When I first tried them I thought they were bought cookies since they were so crunchy and appealing. I then realized that she had made them and immediately wanted the recipe. This recipe makes a lot (well they are bite size) but that’s not a problem since you can freeze some or take these to a gathering. They are not overly sweet and are quite enjoyable which makes a perfect little treat for a cup of tea. The batter calls for a mixture of margarine and butter which are the key ingredients for crunchy cookies. The longer you keep them in the oven the crunchier they will get. In other words the browner they get the crunchier. You will need to put some muscle into the piping out part as the batter is not that runny but a cookie press should work just fine. I highly recommend a jam that doesn’t have chunks in it, as that can get difficult to squeeze out with a smaller tip. Dust these cookies with some powdered sugar and you have yourself some cute little treats!

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Ingredients:

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Cream the butter, margarine and sugars. Add the eggs, sour cream, mayo, vanilla extract, salt and mix over medium speed until combined. Dissolve the lemon juice with soda and add to the creamed mixture. Add 4 cups of flour and mix over low-speed until flour is well incorporated. Batter will be slightly tacky, yet creamy.

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Place some batter into a piping bag and with a star tip, spritz out the batter into flowers, swirling and over lapping to form a flower shape.

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Using a smaller tip, squeeze out some jam in the center of each flower, slightly pressing down the jam into each flower.

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Bake at 375 degrees F for 25-30 min. Or until medium brown. Dust with powdered sugar once cooled and serve.

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Russian Flowered Butter Cookies With Jam
 
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Alyona's Cooking:
Serves: 12 dozen
Ingredients
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter
  • 2 sticks margarine
  • 1 cup powdered sugar and more for dusting
  • 1 cup of granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ⅛ tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp sour cream
  • 1 tbsp mayo
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 4 cups flour
  • ½ cup raspberry jam
Instructions
  1. Cream the butter, margarine and sugars. Add the eggs, sour cream, mayo, vanilla extract, salt and mix over medium speed until combined.
  2. Dissolve the lemon juice with soda and add to the creamed mixture.
  3. Add 4 cups of flour and mix over low-speed until flour is well incorporated. Batter will be slightly tacky, yet creamy.
  4. Place some batter into a piping bag and with a star tip, spritz out the batter into flowers, swirling and over lapping to form a flower shape.
  5. Using a smaller tip, squeeze out some jam in the center of each flower, slightly pressing down into each flower.
  6. Bake at 375 degrees F for 25-30 min. Or until medium brown. Dust with powdered sugar once cooled and serve.

 

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