Ingredients

Dough

  • 2 eggs
  • 200 grams (7 ounces) sour cream
  • 200 grams (7 ounces) butter
  • 650 grams (23 ounces) flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

Filling

  • 400 grams (14 ounces) flour
  • 400 grams (14 ounces) sugar
  • 200 grams (7 ounces) butter
  • 1 packet vanilla sugar

Equipment

  • Mixing Bowls

    Use different sizes to keep your ingredients organized. Remember, larger bowls for dough and smaller ones for fillings.

  • Baking Sheets

    Line them with parchment paper to prevent sticking and make cleanup a breeze.

  • Rolling Pin

    A sturdy rolling pin is essential for evenly rolled dough. Dust it lightly with flour to avoid sticking.

  • Oven

    Make sure your oven is preheated to the correct temperature to ensure even baking.

Instructions

Step 1

Prepare the Dough

Sift the flour.
Add cold butter to the flour and rub with your hands.
Dissolve the baking soda in the sour cream.
Gradually add the eggs and sour cream mixture.
Knead to make a soft dough.
Place the dough in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

Step 2

Prepare the Filling

Mix all the filling ingredients.
Chill the filling in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

Step 3

Assemble and Bake

Shape the cookies as shown in the video.
Brush with egg.
Bake in the oven at 180°C (350°F) for 30 minutes.

Servings

Picture this: Warm, flaky pastries fresh out of the oven, filling your kitchen with a mouthwatering aroma! These delights are perfect for any occasion. **Serve them with a hot cup of coffee or tea for an afternoon pick-me-up.** 🫖☕

Organizing a brunch? **Lay them out on a beautiful platter with fresh fruits and a dollop of whipped cream or custard.** 🍓🍇 The contrast of flavors and textures will wow your guests.

For a bit of indulgence, **pair them with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of honey.** 🍨🍯 The cool, creamy ice cream against the warm pastry will create an unforgettable experience.

Variations

Want to make these pastries but need a vegan or gluten-free option? No problem! 🌱💪

**For a gluten-free version**, simply substitute the regular flour with a gluten-free flour blend. Ensure it’s one that includes xanthan gum to help with the texture.

**For a vegan variation**, swap out the butter for vegan butter and use flax or chia eggs in place of regular eggs. 🌿✨ To make a flax or chia egg, mix one tablespoon of ground flax seeds or chia seeds with three tablespoons of water and let it sit until it becomes gelatinous.

Enjoy the same delightful flavors without compromising on your dietary needs!

Faq

  • What is the best type of flour to use?

    All-purpose flour works wonderfully for this recipe. However, you can experiment with different types of flour, just watch for changes in texture.

  • How do I know when the pastries are done?

    The pastries are done when they are golden brown on top and the edges are crispy. Make sure to check after 25 minutes of baking as ovens may vary.

  • Can I add other fillings?

    Absolutely! You can add fruit jams, nuts, or even savory fillings for a unique twist. Just ensure any additions are not too wet as it may affect the baking.

  • How can I ensure my pastry dough is not too tough?

    The key to tender pastry dough is not overworking it. Mix just until combined and allow it to rest in the fridge as directed.

  • What’s the best way to store these pastries?

    Store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to three days. For longer storage, you can freeze them and reheat in the oven before serving.

  • Can I double the recipe?

    Yes, you can easily double the recipe. Just make sure to divide the dough into manageable portions for easier handling and even baking.

Nutrition facts

Authentic Gata Cookies
Recipe Yield:24 servings
Calories:Approximately 200-250 kcal per serving
Calories (Min - Max):200 - 250
Total Fat:12g
Saturated Fat:7g
Protein:3g
Total Carbohydrate:25g
Total Sugars:10g