Kuchen Cookie Cups (South Dakota)

Kuchen, the state dessert of South Dakota, is one of my long lost childhood loves. I could not wait to attempt to make it into a cookie! And I must say, we have absolutely loved how delicious these Kuchen Cookie Cups turned out! These are DELICIOUS!

Check out all our United States of Cookies recipes here. Recipe courtesy of Stephanie from Parenting Chaos.

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Servings 24 - 36 servings
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 - 20 minutes
Submitted By Stephanie from Parenting Chaos
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Servings 24 - 36 servings
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 - 20 minutes
Submitted By Stephanie from Parenting Chaos
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For the Dough:
  1. Heat the milk to 110° in a small bowl. Stir in the yeast and let stand for 5 minutes, until dissolved.
  2. Whip in the egg. Then fold in four cups of Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free 1-to-1 Baking Flour, sugar, and salt. Knead the dough until it stiffens.
  3. Knead in the softened butter, cover, and let the dough sit in refrigerator overnight.
  4. The next day remove the dough, knead, and press into cupcake molds. I have found that the easiest way to do this is to use silicone molds so that the cookie is easily removed and to use a floured spoon to shape the cookie. You can also make these in a more traditional cookie form, but it will get messy. At this point preheat oven to 350 degrees.
For the Filling:
  1. In a medium bowl, combine flour with 1/4 cup of sugar, 1/4 cup of milk, vanilla, eggs and whisk.
  2. In a saucepan, heat the remaining 1 1/4 cups of milk and 1/4 cup of sugar over moderate heat until the sugar is dissolved. Slowly whisk the egg mixture into the hot milk mixture, and cook the mixture in the saucepan over low heat, whisking constantly, until thickened. This will take about 4 minutes.
  3. Fill the bottom of your cookie cups 3/4ths full with apple filling or fruit of your choice. If you choose to use fresh fruit sprinkle cinnamon over your fruit slices.
  4. Add a spoonful of the pastry cream to the top of each cookie. Gently spread it evenly across the top of the entire cookie. Optional: Sprinkle each cookie with brown sugar.
  5. Bake for 15-25 minutes. Allow for cooling time before serving.
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2 thoughts on “Kuchen Cookie Cups (South Dakota)

    1. recipe specialist

      Hi Joanne,
      You should be able to use All Purpose Flour or Pastry Flour with this recipe if you prefer, instead of the gluten free version.

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