January 17, 2012

Raspberry Fan Cookies

Raspberry Fan Cookies
about 54 cookies
Prep: 1 hour
Chill: 1 to 2 hours
Bake: 8 -10 minutes
1 cup butter, softened
1 3-ounce package cream cheese, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
2 tablespoons cornstarch
2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup raspberry jam or preserves
4 tablespoons dry bread crumbs
Finely shredded lemon peel (optional)
1. In a very large bowl, combine butter and cream cheese. Beat with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add granulated sugar and salt. Beat until light and fluffy, scraping side of bowl occasionally. Beat in the 1 teaspoon lemon peel, the vanilla, and lemon extract until combined. Beat in cornstarch. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Using a wooden spoon, stir in any remaining flour. Divide dough in half. Cover and chill for 1 to 2 hours or until dough is easy to handle.
2. Preheat oven to 375 F. On a lightly floured surface, roll out one of the dough portions to an 1/8-inch thickness. Using a round 2-1/2-inch cookie cutter, cut out dough. Place dough rounds 1 inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
3. Mix jam with bread crumbs and mix well. Spoon 1/2 teaspoon of the jam mixture onto the center of each round. To shape fans, bring opposite sides of each dough circle up over the jam and pinch them together where they meet, forming a point at one end.
4. Bake in the preheated oven for 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool on cookie sheet for 1 minute. Transfer cookies to a wire rack; let cool. Repeat with the remaining dough portions. If desired, sprinkle cookies with additional lemon peel before serving. Makes about 54 cookies.
5. To Store: Layer cookies between waxed paper in an airtight container; cover. Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 1 month.
Recipe from Better Homes and Gardens magazine
My personal notes: recipe does not call for bread crumbs, but you have to add them to jam. Otherwise jam will leak all over the pastries and baking sheet. Believe me, this trick works very well.

Печенье с малиновой начинкой.

На 50-54 печенья.

1 чашка сливочного масла, комнатной температуры
180 грамм сливочного сыра "Филадельдия"
1 чашка сахара
1/4 чайной ложки соли,
1 чайная ложка цедры свежего лимона
1 чайная ложка ванильного экстракта
2 столовые ложки крахмала
2-1/2 чашки муки

2/3 чашки малинового джема
4 столовых ложки панировочных сыхарей
В большой миске взбить миксером сливочное масло и сливочный сыр. Добавить сахар и соль. Продолжать взбивать. Добавить лимонную цедру, ваниль и крахмал. Добавить муку и замешать тесто. Поделить тесто на 2 равные части, завернуть в пленку и положить в холодильник на 1 час или 2.

Нагреть духовку до 375Ф. Вынуть тесто из холодильника, раскатать толщиной 2-3 мм. Пользуясь стаканом или чашкой, вырезать кружки.
Перемешать джем и панировочные сухари. Положить на каждый по 1/4 чайной ложки джема и скрепить противоположные стороны круга с одной стороны. Уложить на деко и печь 8-10 минут. Вынуть из духовки и остудить.

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