Jam Shells

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Hello everyone!

Here is recipe for grandma style cookies that I love very much!


800 grams (7 ¼ cups) of flour

500 grams (2 ¼ cups) of margarine

8 tablespoons of water

4 tablespoons of vinegar

Make a dough. You’ll need to divide it in several parts because it is a pretty large dough. Roll each part of the dough at the time on thickness of about 2 milimeters (about 0,04 inch), so it should be thin. Cut the cookies with a round cutter or a glass.

Jam (I suggest plum jam)

Confectioners sugar

Put a 1/3 or ½ teaspoon of jam on each cookie and fold it. You’ll get a shell shape. To close the shells, press the upper side to bottom side lightly with fingers and then with a fork to get rounded edge like a shell. I think that you can do it with plastic press ravioli maker, too. I never tried because I have very big one so it is not suitable for cookies.

Bake in preheat oven on 350 F (170-180°C) till they get light golden color. They’ll be darker on the bottom side. It’ll take about 20 minutes or more, but I would check it after 15 minutes, just in case :).

When the cookies are baked, roll in the confectioners sugar while they are still hot.

I hope you’ll like and try this recipe. I love these cookies very much. They are true grandma style cookies :).

Thank you for reading!

Here’s very helpful website with conversion calculators and converting cups to grams (and other cool stuff and recipies): http://www.dianasdesserts.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/tools.measures/Measures.cfm

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