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- Yield: Makes about 9 dozen
Photography: Sang An
Source: Martha Stewart Living, December/January 2015
- 3 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
- 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
- 3 sticks cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
- 3/4 cup sour cream
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 3/4 cup seedless raspberry jam
Pulse flour and salt in a food processor until combined. Add butter and pulse until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add sour cream and pulse until mixture holds together when pinched. Knead dough on a work surface to bring together, then flatten into an 8-by-6-inch rectangle. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate until firm, at least 1 hour and up to overnight.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a small bowl, stir together sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle half of mixture evenly on work surface. Let dough stand at room temperature until pliable. Cut in half; place one half of dough on sugared surface. With a floured rolling pin, roll into a 14-inch square. Spread half of jam onto dough, leaving a 1/4-inch border all around. Starting from one side, tightly roll dough toward center, incorporating sugar. Repeat, rolling other side to meet first roll in middle. Freeze 15 minutes.
With a serrated knife, cut dough crosswise into 1/4-inch-thick slices. (Refrigerate dough as needed if it gets too soft to slice.) Arrange slices 2 inches apart on parchment-lined baking sheets.
Bake 10 minutes. Carefully flip palmiers with an offset spatula and bake until golden, about 6 minutes more. Let cool on sheets 1 minute, then transfer to a wire rack; let cool completely. Repeat with remaining sugar mixture and dough. Cookies can be stored in an airtight container, between sheets of waxed paper, up to 1 week.