Recipe By Anonymous
Published Jun 30th
Prep - Cook - Additional - Ready In -
Servings 2 dozen Calories 107.9

Substitute apple, pineapple, or other fruit preserves in these pastry-like cookies.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ⅓ cup white sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground mace
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¾ cup butter
  • 6 tablespoons water
  • ¼ teaspoon lemon extract
  • ¼ cup apricot preserves
  • 3 tablespoons milk

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Stir together flour, sugar, salt, mace, and baking powder. Cut in butter or margarine until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  2. 2 Combine 1 tablespoon water and lemon extract and sprinkle over the mixture. Toss gently with a fork.
  3. 3 Repeat with the remaining cold water, 1 tablespoon at a time until all is moistened.
  4. 4 Form into a ball, cover and chill for about 30 minutes or until easy to handle.
  5. 5 Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  6. 6 Divide the dough into quarters. Roll two of the quarters into 12 x 4-inch rectangles and spread with the preserves. Roll the remaining two quarters into 12 x 4-inch rectangles and carefully place over those spread with the preserves. Trim the edges.
  7. 7 Cut each rectangle into twelve 4 x 1-inch strips. Twist each strip twice and pinch ends to seal. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 15 minutes.
  8. 8 Remove from oven, brush with milk and sprinkle with additional sugar. Return to the oven and bake 5-8 minutes more or until done. Remove and cool on wire rack.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 107.9
  • Carbohydrate 12.9 g
  • Cholesterol 15.3 mg
  • Fat 5.9 g
  • Fiber 0.3 g
  • Protein 1.2 g
  • Saturated Fat 3.7 g
  • Sodium 96.1 mg
  • Sugar 4.3 g


  1. These were pretty good. I substituted apricot preserves with peach and used cinnamon instead of mace and sprinkled a little bit of cinnamon and sugar on top after brushing on the milk. The secret is to keep the dough as cool as you can to make a stiff spiral.
  2. not impressed:( to much work for something that comes out like pie dough.
  3. Very good--definitely more pastry like than cookie like. I really wasn't clear on the method of twisting so I tried it a couple of ways. I also used a couple of different types of preserves. I don't have apricot so I used a prune plum jam (not the best since it had HUGE pieces of - Read more ...
  4. These are really delicious! I used sugar-free apricot preserves and substituted nutmeg for the mace (since I didn't have any on hand). Be sure to add the water only as needed (I didn't use the full 6 tablespoons). The preserves oozed out a bit during baking so using parchment paper could make removing them from - Read more ...

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