Grandma's Yeast Cookies

Grandma's Yeast Cookies


"This is an old Polish recipe from my grandmother that's been handed down a few generations. It's my absolute favorite cookie! There's something about the combination of the tart prunes and sugar that I can't quite describe; it's heavenly. I generally roll out the dough a little thicker than the original recipe calls for, making it chewier. If you like a crispier cookie, roll the dough thinner."
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Original recipe yields 48 servings

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  1. Mix flour with 1 lb margarine and salt, mix well. Add eggs, mix again.
  2. On the stovetop, scald the milk then add vanilla. Pour in yeast to dilute. Allow to cool slightly.
  3. Add milk/yeast/vanilla mixture to the dry ingredients. Knead dough until it comes clean away from the bowl.
  4. Cover with waxed paper and chill for about 6 to 7 hours, allowing the yeast to rise.
  5. When ready to make the cookies, mix 1/4 cup flour and 1/4 cup sugar together. Sprinkle on a board and roll out a small amount of dough. Cut into 3"x3" squares, place 1/2 tsp of prune filling in one corner and roll them.
  6. Bake approximately 10 minutes for crispier cookies, 6-7 minutes for softer cookies.


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