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Hertzoggie Cookies

Hertzoggie Cookies are one of the most popular cookies in South-Africa. They are jam/jelly filled cookies with a light coconut, meringue topping.

Hertzoggie Cookies are one of the most popular cookies in South-Africa. They are jam/jelly filled cookies with a light coconut, meringue topping.

This is another South-African favorite!  Crust, jam filling and  a coconut topping make these Hertzoggie Cookies a very popular and widely baked sweet treat all over the country.

I have to admit – I hate baking cookies… muffins are fine, cupcakes again, ugh, I am no good with icing ! The decorating part, whatever method/recipe I try, it always looks off.  At least the cupcakes with the icing tastes alright…mostly…

But I love Hertzoggies and the ones at the supermarkets are really becoming a joke. The other day I found three, out of a packet of twelve, with no filling.

The only other place to get them is at a good Home Industry store – but that can be expensive.

I have baked some before, made a complete mess – I used too much jam in the filling. Not once but three times.

Some of the recipes read that the egg-white must be beaten stiff – almost like making meringue, this also did not work out.

Today, I looked through my Springbok Kitchen cookbook again and found this recipe for Hertzoggie Cookies, which is GREAT!

Hertzoggie Cookies are one of the most popular cookies in South-Africa. They are jam/jelly filled cookies with a light coconut, meringue topping.

I made the Hertzoggies exactly as per the recipe and I am happy with the results. Next time I might just add a tiny bit more of the egg-white mixture on top to give a bit more of a rise as well as extra coconutty delight.

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However tempting it might be – DO NOT overdo it with the jam! One teaspoon is more than enough.

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Hertzoggie Cookies

Hertzoggie Cookies
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Chilling Time
30 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
Hertzoggie Cookies are one of the most popular cookies in South-Africa. They are jam/jelly filled cookies with a light coconut, meringue topping.
Course: Cookies, Snack
Cuisine: South-African
Keyword: cookies, hertzoggies
Servings: 48 Cookies
Author: Linda Nortje
Ingredients
  • 2 cups Flour ( if available use Cake Flour )
  • 2 t Baking Powder
  • 1/2 t Salt
  • 2 TB Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Butter cut into small cubes
  • 3 extra-large Eggs separated
  • 2 TB Ice-Cold Water
  • 48 t Smooth Apricot Jam ( Jelly - not lumpy jam )
  • 3/4 cup Fine Coconut
  • 3/4 cup Caster Sugar ( super fine sugar )
Instructions
  1. Sift the Flour, Baking Powder, Salt and Sugar together into a medium mixing bowl – Add the Butter and rub it into the Flour with you fingertips

  2. Mix the Egg Yellow and Water and add to the Flour mixture – mix until a dough has formed – place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes
  3. Meanwhile, pre-heat the oven to 180 deg C (350 deg F) – spray 2 x 12 hole patty pans with cooking oil

  4. Roll out the dough and cut into circles, slightly larger than the patty pan holes, fit the rounds into each hole – place a teaspoon full of the Apricot Jam in the center of the cut-out dough
  5. Beat the Egg whites until just foamy – do not over beat – add the Coconut and the Caster Sugar – mix well by hand
  6. Use approximately 1 tablespoon full of the Egg/Coconut mixture and spoon over the Apricot Jam – bake for 12 – 15 minutes

Remove from the oven and let the cookies cool in the pans – transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Keep leftovers in a sealed container.

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Bobbi

Monday 12th of November 2012

Hello I just wanted to let you know that your recipe is featured on this weeks Manic Monday http://bobbiskozykitchen.blogspot.com/2012/11/manic-monday-party-17.html I hope you will share again!!

Lissa

Wednesday 17th of October 2012

These look so good! Loved and pinned. Thanks for sharing at MightyCrafty Mondays...

Barbara Hiatt

Wednesday 17th of October 2012

Linda, these look yummy! Thanks for the recipe! Thanks for joining the party at Keep Calm and Link Up! Come back again this Thursday night!Barbara at Chase the Starchasethestar dot net

Kathie

Tuesday 16th of October 2012

These look soo good. Thanks for sharing. Love apricot (trying to imagine the coconut combination). Thanks for sharing!

Debi Bolocofsky

Sunday 14th of October 2012

Hi Linda, These cookies look amazing. Thanks for sharing them at Adorned From Above's Link Party.Debi @ Adorned From Above

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