Rating: 4 stars
4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0

Substitute apple, pineapple, or other fruit preserves in these pastry-like cookies.


Recipe Summary

2 dozen


Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Stir together flour, sugar, salt, mace, and baking powder. Cut in butter or margarine until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

  • Combine 1 tablespoon water and lemon extract and sprinkle over the mixture. Toss gently with a fork.

  • Repeat with the remaining cold water, 1 tablespoon at a time until all is moistened.

  • Form into a ball, cover and chill for about 30 minutes or until easy to handle.

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

  • Divide the dough into quarters. Roll two of the quarters into 12 x 4-inch rectangles and spread with the preserves. Roll the remaining two quarters into 12 x 4-inch rectangles and carefully place over those spread with the preserves. Trim the edges.

  • Cut each rectangle into twelve 4 x 1-inch strips. Twist each strip twice and pinch ends to seal. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 15 minutes.

  • Remove from oven, brush with milk and sprinkle with additional sugar. Return to the oven and bake 5-8 minutes more or until done. Remove and cool on wire rack.

Nutrition Facts

108 calories; protein 1.2g; carbohydrates 12.9g; fat 5.9g; cholesterol 15.3mg; sodium 96.1mg. Full Nutrition