Schnecken

Schnecken Recipe

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Alice Herman

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@Alicee2

My Mother only made these for Christmas or a special occasion.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
about 100
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
2 Hr
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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DOUGH

3 stick
unsalted butter
4 c
sifted flour
1 c
sour cream
2 tsp
vanilla extract
4
egg yolks, reserve whites

FILLING

4
egg whites, at room temperature
1/2 tsp
cream of tartar
3 Tbsp
superfine sugar
cinnamon, ground
powdered sugar

How to Make Schnecken

Step-by-Step

  • 1Mix sour cream, vanilla, and egg yolks together.Cut butter into flour until well combined, it should be crumbly.Add wet ingredients into flour mixture. A dough hook on a stand mixer is perfect for this step. Mix only until a ball forms, it will be sticky. Form a log shape, wrap and refrigerate overnight.
  • 2When ready to bake, beat egg whites with cream of tartar and sugar until stiff peaks form.Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Slice dough into 15 to 20 pieces.
  • 3Dust surface with powdered sugar and roll out dough portion into a very thin circle. Spread with about 1/4 cup of the beaten egg whites. Sprinkle with cinnamon and powdered sugar. Cut into eight wedges
  • 4Roll each wedge, wide side in like a crescent roll. Roll them loosely. If you roll them too tight they get cakey, you want a flaky result. Place them on a cookie sheet, they can be close (about 1/2 inch apart) as they don't spread much, but not touching.
  • 5Bake at 400 degrees for about 10 minutes or until golden brown. Remove immediately and cool on a wire rack. If you leave them on the cookie sheet too long, you'll need a hammer and chisel to get them off. Cool completely and dust with more powdered sugar.

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About Schnecken

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: German
Other Tag: Heirloom




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