F1 Christmas Bake Off – Finnish Joulutortut

Today sees another F1 Christmas Bake Off.

This time, we move over the border into Finland to make ‘Joulutortut’ (pronounced ‘YOL-dor-TU’).

These Christmas Star cookies, are literally just puff pastry jam tarts shaped into stars, although the authentic recipe calls for prune jam! I was not brave enough to use prune, so I turned to the jar of strawberry jam I had in the cupboard!

With only 3 ingredients needed, how could I possibly go wrong with this?

The recipe is an amended version, taken from the website ‘curiouscuisiniere.com’

Finnish Joulutortut


  • Packet of ready-made puff pastry
  • Strawberry jam
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Icing sugar


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 220 C / 425 F /200 Fan /Gas Mark 7
  2. Lightly flour your countertop and roll out the dough to a rectangle (roughly 12 x 9 inches) that is about an 1/8 inch thick
  3. Cut the dough into 3-inch squares
  4. In each square, make four cuts, one from each corner, each going 1/2 – 2/3 of the way to the center of the square
  5. Spoon 1 teaspoon of jam in the center of each square
  6. Fold every other corner of each square over the jam
  7. Use the beaten egg wash to moisten the corners slightly and lightly press to seal the corners together over top of the jam
  8. Transfer your pinwheel cookie to a parchment lined baking sheet, placing the cookies 1 inch apart
  9. Lightly brush the tops of the cookies with the beaten egg
  10. Bake the cookies 10-12 minutes, until golden
  11. Remove the cookies from the oven and let them cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes, before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely
  12. Once the cookies are cool, dust them lightly with powdered sugar
  13. Store the cookies in an air-tight container on the counter for 3-4 days

Super simple to make and very tasty.

And here’s the video, just in case you want to have a go 😉

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