RAHAT LOKUM (TURKISH DELIGHT) COOKIES
Makes 30-32 pieces.
150 g. butter or margarine
1 Tbsp. canola oil
2 Tbsp. powdered sugar
2 packets vanilla sugar
2 cups flour, sifted
¼ to ½ cup water (or more if needed) 5-6 slices of red, pink or white rahat lokum
½ cup powdered sugar
In a mixer, blend the butter with the oil, powdered sugar and vanilla sugar. Gradually add the flour and water and mix until the dough falls away from the side of the bowl. Alternatively, you can mix by hand. Cover with plastic wrap and store in the fridge for an hour.
Cut the rahat lokum into 32 or 33 slices and sprinkle with powdered sugar. Place on a serving tray.
Flour your work surface and split the dough into 2 sections. Roll out one section until it’s ½-cm. thick. Cut out small triangles. On the wide end of each triangle, place a slice of rahat lokum and roll it up. Prepare all of the triangles in the same fashion.
Arrange the cookies on a baking tray covered with baking paper and bake in an oven that has been preheated to 180°C for 20 minutes. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and let cool.
Level of difficulty: Medium. Time: 2 hours. Status: Dairy or pareve.