FINNISH COOKIES "JOULUTORT STARS"

Recipe Rating:
 2 Ratings
Serves: Guests, and family
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Cooking Method: Bake

Ingredients

1 c butter
1/2 tsp salt
1 egg yolk
1 pkg 8 oz cream cheese
2 c white flour
2 tsp heavy whipping cream

The Cook

Nancy J. Patrykus Recipe
x2
Well Seasoned
Spokane, WA (pop. 208,916)
Finnjin
Member Since Jan 2011
Nancy J.'s notes for this recipe:
JOULUTORTUT,or sometimes called
NORTHERN STARS,cookies are a buttery, delicious,a star-shaped FINNISH Christmas Cookie.
They traditional have a prune filling. Made from scratch.
But plum,apple,rhubarb, strawberry or you're favorite jam can be used.
My paternal grandparents came from Finland, and I make these most holidays...in the're honor. The picture is of my paternal grandparents (ETAPA) little boy is my dad Andy....... Enjoy

Hyvaa Joulua! = MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Make it Your Way...

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Directions

1
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix all dough ingredients, in a large bowel, with your hands.
(it must be with your clean hands
no rings on please.)
Once all the ingredients are well mixed let the dough.
Important: Chill for a few hours!
2
Sprinkle flour on your clean kitchen counter.Take half of the dough out, and leave the other half in the refrigerator.
Roll out and cut into several 3 inch sguares with a knife.
3
Cut slits in all 4 corners of each square.
Fill the center with a couple teaspoons of filling.
4
Then create the star by pulling down alternate corners of the squares.
Press the alternate corners down into the filling to make them stick.
Do the same with the second half of cookie dough.
5
Bake on an ungreased coolie sheet, at 350 degrees F. for about 12-15 minutes.
You will start to smell the butter and cream cheese. But really just take a peek, if they have a nice golden color they are done.
Cool on wire racks. ....Sprinkle with powdered sugar...when cool.
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user Wendy Rusch snooksk9 - Dec 1, 2011
FUN...I've seen cookies like this many times and always wanted to try them...now I can! Thank You my Dear!
user Mary Louise BlueRibbonBaking - Dec 1, 2011
Thanks for sharing. I will be trying this one for Christmas.
user Kelly Williams Wildflours - Dec 3, 2011
Beautiful cookies, Nancy! :D
user Stormy Stewart karlyn255 - Dec 3, 2011
will make today

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