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Croatian Kifle - Jam Crescent Cookies
Servings: 24 cookies
Author: Kitchen Nostalgia
  • 3 2/3 cups (500 g) pastry flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 sticks + 5 tsp (250 g) butter or margarine
  • 2/3 cup + 3 Tbsp (200 ml) sour cream
  • 1 Tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp lemon zest
  • a pinch of salt
  • about 1 1/2 cup jam (apricot, plum, rose hip or any other type)
  • powdered sugar for dusting
  1. Mix (either with hands or using mixer or food processor) flour with baking powder, butter, margarine, sour cream, powdered sugar, lemon zest and salt. Do not overwork. Wrap the dough in plastic and chill it in the fridge overnight or for about 1 hour in the freezer.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll one-fourth of the dough into a thin circle. Cut the circle into 6 triangles and put about 1/2 teaspoon jam on each one. Jam should be firm rather then runny so that it does not spill out from cookies. Roll triangles into crescents, starting at the wide end (see video below for instructions).
  3. Arrange cookies on a baking sheet (they won’t expand a lot). Bake them in preheated 350 F (175 C) oven for about 15 minutes in regular oven or about 12 minutes in fan oven. They should still remain pale in color.
  4. Transfer the crescents to a wire rack and dust them with powdered sugar.