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Cornulete Recipe
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
55 mins

Romanian Cornulete Recipe, some fantastic cookies filled with jam and Turkish Delight. Super easy to make, and quick too, these cookies simply melt in the mouth.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Romanian
Keyword: jam-filled cookies
Servings: 60 cookies
Calories: 80 kcal
Author: Daniela Apostol
  • 650 g plain flour
  • 2 teaspoon dried fast-action yeast
  • 50 g sugar
  • 50 ml warm water
  • 50 ml sparkling water
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 100 g sour cream
  • 50 g sugar
  • 200 g butter, soften
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • ¼ cup cherry jam (or any other jam) (or any other jam)
  • 1 cup Turkish delight
  1. To make the pastry, pour the warm water in a cup or small jug, add the yeast, one teaspoon of sugar and one teaspoon of flour, and mix well.

  2. Set aside for 5-10 minutes until the yeast is foamy.

  3. In a large bowl, sift the flour, and make a well in the middle.

  4. Add the salt, yeast mixture, sparkling water, eggs, soften butter cut into cubes, sugar, sour cream and vinegar.

  5. Knead into a dough, adding more flour if necessary until we get a dough that comes together nicely, and it's just slightly sticky, but can still be rolled without sticking to the work surface,

  6. Cut the dough into half, and roll the first half with a rolling pin, then cut squares of approximately 2 inches each.

  7. If you use Turkish delight, cut it into strips, then add it to each square, then bring two opposite corners together and wrap to have the shape of a bow tie (see photos).

  8. If you use jam, add about half a teaspoon of jam into a strip, then fold.

  9. Bake int he preheated oven at 180 degrees Celsius (350 Fahrenheit) for about 30 minutes or until golden.

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Recipe Notes
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Nutrition Facts
Cornulete Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 80 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 13mg4%
Sodium 38mg2%
Potassium 19mg1%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 102IU2%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 5mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.