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jam turnover cookies

Recipe by
Anywhere, AL

This recipe is one of the best cookie recipes ever. I found this one in an Italian cookbook from the 1970's.

yield 6 serving(s)
prep time 1 Hr 15 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For jam turnover cookies

  • 2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 3/4 c
    butter, softened
  • 1/2 c
  • 2
  • grated peel of 1 lemon (optional)
  • 1/8 tsp
  • 1
    beaten egg
  • strawberry, apricot, peach or any other perserves that you like
  • confectioners sugar, optional

How To Make jam turnover cookies

  • 1
    Place flour on pastry board. Make a well in the center. Put butter, sugar, 2 eggs, (grated lemon rind) and salt into the well. Work the flour mixture gently with your hands and form into a ball.
  • 2
    Cover with clean towel and let rest for 1 hour. With rolling pin, roll dough to 1/4" thickness and cut out 3" circles (I use a drinking glass for this).
  • 3
    In the center of each circle of dough, place 1/2 tsp. of preserves then fold dough in half and crimp with fork to close edges. Brush the dough with the beaten egg.
  • 4
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place cookies on cookie sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes. Remove them from the oven and serve.
  • 5
    Optional: after removing cookies from oven you can sprinkle them with confectioner sugar...I never do but the recipe offers this option.

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