These soft Sour Cream Cookies filled with jam are characteristic in the Balkan area and throughout Europe in different variations. I filled them with blueberry jam but you can use nuts or chocolate as well:). They're the perfect treat for the holidays!
Cuisine Albanian, Balkan, European
Keyword Jam filled cookies, Kifle, Sour Cream Cookies
2cupsall purpose flour
12tspjamI used blueberry apple jam from my recipes but feel free to use jam of your choice!
Activate the yeast by pouring half of an active yeast packet into warm milk. Add the sugar as well and mix well. Set aside.
Prepare the dough - beat egg yolks with a hand held mixer. Slowly add sour cream and vanilla and continue mixing. Add the milk/yeast mixture and continue mixing. Slowly add flour and incorporate. At this point use a spoon or your hands to mix since the hand held mixer won't be able to mix the dough. Finally add butter at room temperature.
Refrigerate dough for at least half an hour, longer if you can.
Get dough from refrigerator, knead it few times. Separate in 3 balls of dough and put them aside. Flatten each ball with a rolling pin into a circular shape. Cut in 8 slices. Place half a teaspoon of jam on each then roll onto crescent shapes. Place each cookie on parchment paper on a baking sheet.
Make sure oven is pre-heated at 350 degrees F. Bake cookies for about 10-12 minutes depending on the oven. Usually I know cookies are done once they get a golden color.
Cool the cookies on a cooling rack. Garnish with confectioner's sugar if you prefer.
Serving is estimated at 1 cookie per person, but believe me you won't be able to stop at just one! I just wanted to mention this in case you are calorie conscious! I personally stop counting calories during the holidays:)