Cottage Cheese/Curd Cookies
This is one of the traditional recipes made in Lithuania. These cookies are very easy to make and absolutely worth every second spend in the kitchen…
Cinnamon infused, soft in the inside and crunchy on the outside little delights. I twisted the original recipe by adding nutmeg, which for me works beautifully with cinnamon.
300g cottage cheese
200g unsalted butter, softened
1tsp baking powder
100g caster sugar, vanilla extract
Pinch of salt and nutmeg
Sugar and cinnamon and egg white for coating
Start with blending cottage cheese to the paste, add melted butter and mix well.
Pour flour, sugar, vanilla, salt, nutmeg and baking powder,knead dough. Work the dough well on the worktop slightly dusted with flour until it will all comes together. Rest in the fridge for at least 20-30min( you can leave it in the fridge over night as for preparation in advance).
Dust table with flour and roll out the dough rather thin, up to 3-4mm. Then squeeze the desired size circles (I used a 8cm diameter pastry cutter) but glass or a cup can be used aswell.
Beat egg whites in the bowl, in the plate mix sugar with cinnamon. Take the circle, bend it half, the in half again and squeeze well the corners using drop of egg wash. brush the cookie with egg whites and pop it in the plate with sugar and cinnamon mixture. when plate is full, coat them all by turning all sides in cinnamon and place on the lined baking tray.
Bake for 15-20 minutes at 190’C, Gas mark 5 oven unlit nicely brown.
take out on the wire rack to cool little bit, and enjoy with nice cup of tea 🙂