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Julia's X cookies

curiousbaker | Dec 9, 2003 12:45 PM

I am interested in making up the X cookie recipe from Baking with Julia. These are a version of a Sicilian cookie. A filling is made with figs, apricot preserves, orange peel, rum and chocolate. This is rolled in a tube and the wrapped in a flour/butter/sugar/egg dough, then cut in long pieces, and slit in from each end to form Xs. Anyway, it sounds good, but I'm not sure about the dough. It doesn't look like a 3-2-1 dough, more like a pie dough in which the water has been replaced with egg. Unfortunately, the recipe only gives instructions for a food processor, and I don't have one. If I knew what I was aiming for, I could use the standard technique for pie dough (cutting in the butter, etc.) or I could use the regular creaming method. I just don't know what sort of dough this is, and don't know how to interpret food processor recipes. Has anyone made this recipe (or something that sounds similar)? I would love some advice.

I was also wondering if I could freeze the wrapped tubes to bake off later.

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