Babes wrapped in swaddling clothes

Yield: 1 Servings

Measure Ingredient
4 cups All-purpose flour
1 teaspoon Salt
1 cup Butter
1 Container (8-oz) sour cream
2 Egg yolks (reserve the whites for the meringue filling below)
1 tablespoon Lemon juice
Confectioners sugar
2 Egg whites; reserved from making the dough
½ cup Sugar
1 cup Walnuts; chopped fine
2½ teaspoon Ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon Salt



The Following recipes are from The Frugal Gourmet Celebrates Christmas, which is a beautiful book.

Combine the flour and salt in a mixing bowl. Cut in the butter until grainy. In a small bowl, combine the sour cream; egg yolks and lemon juice.

Blend the sour cream mixture into the flour mixture. Knead together to form a smooth dough. Place the dough on plastic wrap and pat it into a 6 x 8-inch rectangle. Wrap and refrigerate 2 hours, or overnight.

filling: Whip the egg whites until stiff but not dry. Gradually whip in the sugar to form a meringue. Whip until the meringue holds soft peaks. Fold in the remaining ingredients. Dust a rolling pin and the counter with flour.

Roll the chilled dough out into a thin (⅛-inch maximum) rectangle on the floured counter. Trim the edges so the rectangle measures 24 x 15-inches.

Cut the dough into 3-inch squares and dust with confectioners' sugar. Place a rounded teaspoon of the filling in the center of each dough square. With a tiny bit of water, dampen two opposite corner. Fold the two opposite corners over each other and press the center together lightly. Place the cookies on a nonstick baking sheet and bake in a preheated 350 oven for 30 minutes, or until lightly browned.

Posted to recipelu-digest Volume 01 Number 306 by EABoz@... on Nov 25, 1997

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