Russian Croissant Cookies with Pumpkin Preserves.

Seems I have fallen into a whole lot of recipe posts lately. Well i can't help it! These winter months are a whirlwind of cooking and baking for me and i love it! :)
I had planned to cook a whole feast for Thanksgiving as we were having my hubbys whole family come over, but that plan got derailed by a better plan of going out of town to a cabin where our relatives were staying for the holiday. (Pictures to come!)
All of the cooking was done by the amazing hostess but i did get to bring a desert!

These are called "Ragaliki". They are Russian Croissant Cookies made with my homemade Pumpkin Preserves. (<~ click for recipe)

This is my moms recipe! :)
It's pretty simple to make so I will share it with you.

You will need:

* 1 3/4 cup of Flour
* 1/2 cup Sour Cream
* 1 Stick of Butter, softened but not melted
* pinch of Salt
* pinch of Baking soda
* any Preserves
(makes 36 cookies)

You will mix your flour, baking soda, and salt in a bowl. Then cut butter into cubes and mix it into the four. Mix with a fork until the flour forms a crumbly texture.

Now, stir in sour cream. The dough will be hard to mix and you will kneed the dough. I taped a sheet of Parchment Paper on my counter where i will kneed my dough. This way the area where you kneed is dry and most importantly clean! So toss a little flower on top of the parchment paper and put your dough on it and kneed it till it is smooth.

Next, you will tear your dough into 4 equal parts and roll each one into a ball. You will take one of the dough balls and roll it out till it is flat.

The dough should be rolled out thinner that a thin crust pizza. Don't worry too much about having it roll out into a perfect circle.

Get your Preserves.
You can use any preserves, jams or jellies for this recipe. What you will do is spread the preserves all over the dough like you would spread the sauce on a pizza. But you will want to make more of the preserves gather all around the edges of the dough. The edge of the dough will be the center of your cookie and we want more preserves in the center!

Prep your cookie sheet and if you have a pizza cutter grab it! Otherwise get a knife and cut the dough into slices. Now you will roll each slice (separately) toward the tip. (Roll from the thick part of the slice toward the tip of the slice.)
When you rolled one, you will move it to the cookie sheet and start on the next slice. When you are done with this batch you will get the next dough ball and repeat the whole thing.

Preheat your oven to 350 and bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown.
When the cookies are done you may want to sprinkle them with powdered sugar. I sprinkled mine with cinnamon as well.

Now you are ready to impress your guests!!
Let me know how yours turned out!


  1. I miss these :( Haven't had them in such a long time! Thanks for the inspiration, I think I will make them for Christmas!!!

  2. Those look really yummy....so I baked some with raspberry preserves. They didn't turn out as good as yours. :( For some reason all the preserves "leaked out" from both sides and got all burned on the cookie sheet. They still taste good but obviously not enough raspberry. What did I do wrong? Could it be the preserves?

  3. My preserves also leaked out...I think it is the preserve. Well, they didn't turn out as pretty either.


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