My mother made these during the Holidays every year, and now I do too. (also, sometimes during the year too) It's a smooth, sour cream dough, rolled thin and filled with APRICOT preserves, Golden Raisins, finely chopped NUTS and coconuts ~ then rolled back up and baked. After it's cooled, sprinkle with powdered sugar **
The good thing about these is that you can freeze the logs you don't need, and take them out later (up to 3 months) **
I LOVE this!! **
2 cups flour
1/2 lb. butter (cold, cut into small cubes)
8 oz. sour cream
1 (about 8 oz) jar apricot preserves
1 cup small (almost finely) chopped nuts (walnuts or pecans are best)
1 cup golden raisins
1/2 cup flaked coconut
Cut butter into flour as for pie crust (until crumbly); if you don’t have a dough cutter, you can use 2 forks. Add sour cream and mix well (dough will be sticky). Roll into a ball; wrap in saran and refrigerate at least 4 hours (or overnight) (dough will keep for days in the refrigerator).
Divide dough into 2 parts; Roll each half into a rectangle about 1/4” thick. Carefully spread the remaining ingredients (except powdered sugar) evenly over the 2 rectangles. Roll each rectangle up lengthwise and place on ungreased cookie sheet. (May be frozen to bake later).
Bake at 325 for about 40-45 minutes (until light golden brown). Cool and sprinkle with powdered sugar. Slice into 1-1/2” slices. (Logs can be frozen unsliced, after baking ~ keep about 3 months in freezer)