Thursday, July 17

Sibling Rivalry

Earlier this week, my sister attempted to make a dessert. She got the recipe from a church cookbook that our mom gave to both of us and mainly chose the recipe because she had all of the ingredient on hand. As you can see from the below picture, she didn't have the best results. So, she issued me a challenge to make the recipe and see if it was her or the recipe that was messed up. Sorry Megan, I have to say you are the one that is screwed up! ;)
The original recipe makes a TON! Megan halved her recipe and I actually cut it down even more. I made a quarter of the original recipe and ended up with exactly 12 cookies. The trick here is to make sure you seal the edges of your triangles well (I think this is where you went wrong Megan). If you make anything over a quarter of this recipe, chill it in small pieces (4 pieces if you make the whole recipe). When the dough warms up it becomes increasingly difficult to work with. I am sure this recipe would be delicious with any type of jam...I hope Megan attempts this recipe again as the end result is really tasty!

Kiffles
Makes 4-6 dozen
From Delectable Delights from the First Baptist Church of Greensburg
1 pound unsalted butter, at room temperature
8 oz cream cheese, softened
4 c flour
1 jar apricot jam
powdered sugar
Cream the butter and cream cheese in a stand mixer with the paddle attachment. Add the flour and mix until fully incorporated with the butter and cream cheese. Chill for at least 1 hour.
Roll chilled dough using powdered sugar so the dough is about 1/8 in thick. Using a pizza cutter, cut the dough into squares (about 2x2). Put 1/2 t apricot jam in the middle and fold dough over, making a triangle. Ensure the edges are completely sealed.
Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 15 minutes.

9 sweets:

Bunny said...

these little cookies look great!! you did a fantastic job with them.

Cookie baker Lynn said...

I love the perfect pouches that you made. And the tiny bit of gloating over your sister was well earned. I'm sure she'll do better next time with your help.

Pam said...

HILARIOUS!!! But I do think you had an unfair advantage, since you are a genius in the kitchen. I love that your sister sent you a picture of her disaster to compare with the amazing pictures usually seen in your blog. Clearly she is a good sport.

eatme_delicious said...

Ooo yummy! They seem kind of similar to rugelach, with the cream cheese dough and jam filling.

Rindy R said...

Sarah - just found your blog and I am having so much fun reading it! Showed my kids the little dance number about Matt and they keep asking to see it - Love it!!!

Deborah said...

These are too cute! And they sound delicious, too!

Grace said...

yes, i do believe i'd prefer your version...
by they way, great serving plate! :)

KIM :-) said...

Um, ok, how come I didn't get to taste these little treats?!?! :-( HAHAHA

sarah j. gim said...

originally thought they were going to be something you totally made up because the name is so cute - kiffles!

 
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