Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Strawberry Pecan Twists, 12 Days of Cookies

These are a wonderful flaky cookie, and the base of the cookie is made out of a pie crust mix, which gives them a bit of a flakiness to them. Very yummy!

STRAWBERRY PECAN TWISTS
  • 1 cup pecans, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup strawberry preserves
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 3 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 egg
  • water
  • 1 (10-oz) pkg pie crust mix
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar

Heat jam and salt in a small saucepan until jam is melted; mash any strawberries. In a small bowl, beat egg with fork and add 1 tablespoon cold water, set aside.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease cookie sheets.

Combine pie crust mix and powdered sugar. Sprinkle with 5-6 tablespoons ice water, one tablespoon at a time, mixing with fork after each addition just until moist enough to hold together. Divide in half.

On a floured surface, roll half of the dough into a 14-inch x 10-inch rectangle, the dough with be very thin; set aside. Repeat with remaining dough. Brush one rectangle with jam; sprinkle with half of the nuts. Top with remaining dough; press gently. Brush top with some egg mixture; sprinkle with sugar and remaining nuts. Trim edges if necessary make edges even.

Cut rectangle lengthwise in half, then crosswise into 1/2-inch strips. Place strips, 1/2-inch apart, on cookie sheets, twisting into corkscrew shape. Bake 18-20 minutes, until lightly browned. Cool on wire racks.

Makes 56 cookies.


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