Monday, June 13, 2011

Sour Cream Pockets (Grietiniečiai)

Lithuanian cookies

1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/2 cup sour cream
3 cups all- purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 package cream cheese, softened
2 tbsp sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp all-purpose flour
1 egg, beaten

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
In a large bowl sift together 3 cups flour, baking powder and salt. In separate  bowl, beat the butter and sugar until fluffy.  Add 1 egg and sour cream, beat well. Mix in the flour mixture until just incorporated. Knead a little on a lightly floured surface.
In a medium bowl, mix cream cheese, 2 tbsp sugar, 1 egg, vanilla extract and 2 tbsp flour.
Roll out the dough  onto a lightly floured surface to about 1/4 inch thick and cut into 4-inch circles.
Place a large spoonful of the cream cheese mixture on one half of each circle. Fold circle in half, press lightly but do not pinch edges together.
Place on a lightly greased baking sheet. Brush with the  beaten egg.  Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.

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