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Cottage Cheese Cookies Recipe

Cottage Cheese Cookies Recipe

These delicate, puffy turnover cookies are sparked with raspberry and almond—delightful with afternoon tea.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min. YIELD:24 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup cold butter
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) plus 2 tablespoons cream-style cottage cheese
  • Raspberry jam
  • GLAZE:
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon almond extract
  • Milk

Directions

  • 1. Place flour in a medium bowl; cut in butter as for pie crust. Blend in cottage cheese until mixture forms a ball (can use a food processor). Chill 1 hour.
  • 2. On a floured surface, roll dough to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with a 3-in. round cutter. Place a level 1/4 teaspoon of jam in center of reach cookie. Moisten edges and fold in half; seal tightly with a fork. Place on lightly greased baking sheets; prick tops with fork.
  • 3. Bake at 400° for 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on wire racks. For glaze, combine the sugar, extract and enough milk to make thin spreading consistency; drizzle over cooled cookies. Yield: 4 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 169 calories, 8 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 22 mg cholesterol, 121 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g protein.