Yugoslavian Christmas Cookies

By Chris09 · Jan 11, 2012 ·
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    7 g dry active yeast
    2 cups sifted flour
    1/2 cup margarine
    2 egg yolks
    1/2 cup sour cream
    confectioners' sugar
    melted margarine , for greasing

    Walnut Filling

    1 cup finely chopped walnuts
    1/2 cup granulated sugar
    1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
    2 egg whites , stiff beaten

    Cooking Instructions

    Put flour into large bowl. Mix in yeast. Cut in margarine until mixture is crumbly.

    Add egg yolks and sour cream, mix well. Form into a ball.
    On lightly floured bench, knead dough until smooth, about 8 minutes. Divide dough into 3 equal parts. Wrap in plastic wrap. Chill in refrigerator for 1 hour.

    Combine walnuts, sugar and vanilla. Fold in stiffly beaten egg whites. Set aside.

    On dust bench with confectioners sugar, roll each part of dough into an 8 inch circle, cut each into 8 pie-shape wedges.

    Fill wide end of each wedge with 1 tablespoon filling. Roll up from wide end to point of wedge. Place on lightly greased cookie sheet.

    Bake at 375 degrees F about 25 minutes or golden brown. Dust lightly with confectioners sugar.

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