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finnish cookies "joulutort stars"

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Nancy J. Patrykus
Spokane, WA

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 the're honor. The picture is of my paternal grandparents (ETAPA) little boy is my dad Andy....... Enjoy Hyvaa Joulua! = MERRY CHRISTMAS!

(2 ratings)
yield serving(s)
prep time 2 Hr
cook time 15 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For finnish cookies "joulutort stars"

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

How To Make finnish cookies "joulutort stars"

  • 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.