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My dad used to make these when I was growing up; here is a recipe similar to his:



  • *Warm milk to just above room temperature.
  • *Dissolve the yeast in the milk, set aside.
  • *In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, salt and baking powder.
  • *Cut in the shortening until the mixture is mealy.
  • *Stir in the egg yolks and milk mixture.
  • *Knead the dough together and then refrigerate overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  • *Dust a clean, dry surface with confectioners' sugar. Knead the dough for a few minutes.
  • *Carefully roll out your dough to 1/4 inch thickness.
  • *Cut out circles with a cookie cutter.
  • *Place a teaspoon of jam on the center of each circle, fold the dough over, and seal the edge with a fork.
  • *Bake for 12 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven.

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