Apricot Balls (Nastar Isi Aprikot)

My husband loves these cookies very much. This is a family recipe, taught by our mother. We’ve been making these cookies for years already (for Idul Fitri). They are called Nastar cookies, and usually filled with pineapple jam.

Double the ingredients for more cookies!

1 yolk from a large egg
150 gram salted margarine
150 gram icing sugar
250 gram all purpose flour
1 tablespoon water
1/2 teaspoon vanilla sugar
1 tablespoon corn starch
Apricot jam as needed

Mix yolk, margarine, icing sugar using a medium speed of a mixer until the mixture is soft and well blended. Turn off the mixer.

Add in water, flour, corn starch and vanilla sugar. Mix well using wooden spoon or washed hand

Spoon batter and make balls, flattened the balls, place 1/2 teaspoon
of apricot jam in the middle and form the whole ball as before.

Brush top of each balls with white egg.

Bake in 350 F for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown, but do not over bake it.

Nastar

Indonesian cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 yolk from a large egg
  • 150 gram salted margarine
  • 150 gram icing sugar
  • 250 gram all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla sugar
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • Apricot jam as needed

Instructions

  • Mix yolk, margarine, icing sugar using a medium speed of a mixer until the mixture is soft and well blended. Turn off the mixer.
  • Add in water, flour, corn starch and vanilla sugar. Mix well using wooden spoon or washed hand
  • Spoon batter and make balls, flattened the balls, place 1/2 teaspoon
  • of apricot jam in the middle and form the whole ball as before.
  • Brush top of each balls with white egg.
  • Bake in 350 F for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown, but do not over bake it.

Notes

Double the ingredients for more cookies!
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