Easy to make Fancy Filled East German Cookies
This recipe for East German Cookies is from East Germany, before the wall came down. Those folks had a hard time of life, but they sure knew how to bake. This recipe is a little complicated, but it requires no special equipment, and you will impress all who try them. Make an extra batch as a hostess gift and really make a great impression. East German Cookies are a bit more complicated than most cookies to make but they are worth the extra effort and require no extra skill, just extra steps.
This recipe makes 6 dozen, here are the needed ingredients:
1 lb ground walnuts
½ lb powdered sugar
2 large separated egg whites
1 teaspoon milk
1 cup butter
1 (8-oz) package of cream cheese, softened
1 tablespoon sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
In large bowl, combine walnuts, powered sugar. Egg whites and milk; mix until well blended.
In another large bowl, beat butter and cream cheese at medium speed until well blended.
Add sugar; slowly beat in flour.
Cover and refrigerate 30 minutes.
Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
Spray several baking sheets with nonstick cooking spray.
Divide dough into 3 balls.
Roll out each ball of dough to ¼ inch thickness on powdered-sugar covered work surface.
Cut into 3 inch squares.
Place 1 teaspoon of filling at one side of each square.
Roll up dough from filling side.
Roll cookies in powdered sugar or alternatively cinnamon sugar.
Arrange about 2 inches apart on baking sheets.
Bake 35 minutes or until golden brown.
Cool on wire rack
What better way to show diversity in your baking than to experience the thrill of baking East German Cookies from a newly discovered recipe that was a standard for both holiday celebrations and for special occasions. These filled East German Cookies will delight your family and make your fat, oh yes sweets do that when they are this good!