Red Currant Cookies Recipe

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Red Currant Cookies
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  1. Preheat oven to 350 f.
  2. Grease a baking sheet.
  3. Sift flour onto a pastry board and make a well in the centre.
  4. Add sugar, vanilla sugar and egg yolks to well.
  5. Mix a small amount of flour into the ingredients in the well to make a thick paste.
  6. Cut cold butter into small pieces over the flour mixture.
  7. Working quickly and starting from the centre, work all the ingredients together to make a smooth dough.
  8. Chill dough for 1/2 hour.
  9. Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface to a 3mm (1/8 ) thickness.
  10. Cut into 5 cm (2 ) rounds.
  11. Cut 3 small holes using a floured thimble, in half of the cut out rounds, or use a smaller cookie cutter to cut a hole in the centre (you can use linzer cookie cutters if you have them).
  12. Place on prepared baking and bake on middle rack of oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until light golden brown.
  13. Cool cookies.
  14. Spread jam on the solid rounds and cover with the cut out rounds.
  15. Dust with the icing sugar while the cookies are still warm (easiest way is to dip cut out cookie into icing sugar before placing on top of jam layer.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1115.65 Kcal (4671 kJ)
Calories from fat 631.29 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 70.14g 108%
Cholesterol 253.26mg 84%
Sodium 1462.6mg 61%
Potassium 187.09mg 4%
Total Carbs 114.09g 38%
Sugars 47.61g 190%
Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
Protein 12.6g 25%
Vitamin C 5.8mg 10%
Vitamin A 0.7mg 22%
Iron 4.6mg 25%
Calcium 223.9mg 22%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 428 Kcal (1792 kJ)
Calories from fat 242.18 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26.91g 108%
Cholesterol 97.16mg 84%
Sodium 561.1mg 61%
Potassium 71.77mg 4%
Total Carbs 43.77g 38%
Sugars 18.27g 190%
Dietary Fiber 2.69g 28%
Protein 4.83g 25%
Vitamin C 2.2mg 10%
Vitamin A 0.3mg 22%
Iron 1.8mg 25%
Calcium 85.9mg 22%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 27.4
  • 31

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • good source of fiber

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Total Fat

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