Cottage Cheese Cookies

Cottage Cheese Cookies

Roll the dough between your palms into a ball, then roll it out with a rolling pin to a thickness of 5-6 mm. Using a glass or cookie cutter measuring about 8 cm in diameter, cut out as many circles as possible. Gather any leftover dough and repeat the process.Gently press one side of the circle of dough into the sugar.With the sugar-coated side always facing inwards, fold the circle in half.Press the semicircled dough into the sugar.Fold the dough in half again to form a triangular shape.Preheat the oven to 180°C (356°F). Bake on the middle rack until the cookies are golden, about 35 minutes.

Cottage Cheese Cookies

250 g butter, at room temperature
250 g small-curd cottage cheese
300 g flour
⅓ teaspoon baking powder
4 tablespoons fine granulated sugar

1. With a wooden spoon, beat the soft butter and cottage cheese together in a bowl until smooth. Add the flour and baking powder, and knead to make a soft dough.

2. Roll the dough between your palms into a ball, then roll it out with a rolling pin to a thickness of 5-6 mm. Using a glass or cookie cutter measuring about 8 cm in diameter, cut out as many circles as possible. Gather any leftover dough and repeat the process.

3. Preheat the oven to 180°C (356°F). Pour the sugar onto a flat plate. Gently press one side of the circle of dough into the sugar. With the sugar-coated side always facing inwards, fold the circle in half. Press the semicircled dough into the sugar and fold the dough in half again to form a triangular shape. Repeat with the rest of the dough.

4. Place the cookies on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, spacing them about 2 cm apart. Bake on the middle rack of the oven until the cookies are golden, about 35 minutes.

Posted in Sweet | 15 Comments
  1. Dani

    These look great :). What kind of tea is typically served in Turkmenistan?

  2. Anonymous

    Cottage cheese- tvorog?

  3. I have to try these!! So many of our foods are similar! I blog about (mostly) Russian and Ukrainian food. I’m loving your blog!

    • One Turkmen Kitchen

      Thanks Natasha! These cookies are originally from Russia. Your blog is amazing, we’ll be trying the recipes soon 🙂

  4. Aima

    I made these and added vanilla to the sugar; they tested wonderful. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  5. Ailin

    salam..ma ke enghlish balan nistim chi kar koonim???? dar zemn mamnoon veblaghet aali boood mersi

  6. carson

    So I have to make a Turkmen food for a class and my teacher is super crazy about ethnicity so would I be able to use this food saying it is from Turkmenistan? I saw the comment about it being from Russia so I am a bit confused.

  7. Tina

    How long can we keep this, at room temperature I mean? I want to give it as present to a friend so wanna make sure the cookies stay fresh. Also are they very delicate?

    • One Turkmen Kitchen

      I’d say 3-4 days. And no, they’re not that delicate. Hope your friend likes them!

  8. Can you freeze these cookies?

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