Of my mom making them for special occasions...(she didn't really need a special occasion because they were a favorite with the family)... and of her teaching Elliot how to make them ...and finally memories of our most dear and gentle dog, Boomer, complimenting his grandmother, by eating the entire batch that she brought to us on one of her visits to Toronto, before any of us even got to taste one. (He was a Lab! and no - I haven't built up the courage to go to see the movie "Marley and Me" yet)
I found the recipe on a scrap of paper and I don't know what they are called but I would say that they are Rugelachs, because they are rolled like them. I made them and filled in some of the missing details...maybe Elliot will add some when he reads this. After all, this recipe was a favorite of his and he did have a private lesson.
They are quite simple to make, so don't hesitate to try them.
Here is the recipe (makes 64 small cookies) :
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
- 1/2 pound butter
- 1/2 pound cream cheese
- 2 1/4 cups flour
- 5 or 6 cubes of Turkish Delight
- Powdered sugar for rolling the dough
Mix butter, cream cheese, and flour in food processor just until mixed and gathers together. Do not overmix.
Divide into 8 balls and wrap individually in plastic. Place in the refridgerator overnight.
Roll each ball into a circle on area dusted with powdered sugar (not flour).
Using a pizza cutter, if you have one, divide each circle into 8.
Place a very small piece of Turkish delight in the center and roll from the wide end towards the point.
Place cookies on a parchment lined cookie sheet. I needed 2 cookie sheets for this recipe- 32 cookies on each sheet.
Bake for approximately 20 minutes. Keep checking them as they burn very easily and remove from oven when slightly golden.
Cool completely, then roll in powdered sugar.
By the way, Dan liked them too!
Until we bake again...