Mrs. Claus' Cookbook - Klatchkes


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Recipe Details

Bake Time:
15-20 minutes
24 cookies
Good for parties/potlucks


2 cups milk
2 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons vegetable shortening
1/2 cup warm water
2 1/4 ounce package active dry yeast
2 large eggs
6 1/2 cups flour
1 can (21 ounce) pie filling
1/4 cup butter, melted
3/4 cup granulated sugar, divided


  1. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. In a small saucepan, combine milk, salt, shortening, and 4 tablespoons of sugar. scald and set aside to cool.

  3. Dissolve yeast in warm water, set aside for ten minutes.

  4. Add well-beaten eggs to the milk mixture then stir in flour. Knead together until it is smooth and satiny.

  5. Place in a lightly greased bowl and let rise for about 1 hour.

  6. Punch down, knead slightly, and let rise a second time for about an hour.

  7. Roll the dough on a slightly floured surface and cut into 3" diameter circles.

  8. Place on greased cookie sheets and press an indentation in the center. Let rise until about doubled, 30 minutes

  9. Place one spoonful of pie filling in the center of each and fold over edges

  10. Bake 15 to 20 min.

  11. Brush on melted butter and sprinkle with remaining sugar (powdered if desired)


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