It should not be surprising that these cookies have a crescent shape. Punch out round cakes with a glass and then fold them. Fill the cookies with vanilla cream, jams or as here, with prune filling. The dough gives about 40 cookies.
Mazarins are traditionally made with shortcrust pastry and filled with almond filling and topped with white glaze, but there are many different variations with different fillings. They are usually made in small oval tart moulds.
A cookie recipe found in “Cooky Jar Favourites” published by the Tested Recipe Institute in 1960
From the cover: Delicious cookies to serve for dessert – At parties – For Snacks – To pack in lunch boxes.
The fifties and early sixties was a great decade for us kids. No wholemeal bread or raw carrots in the lunch box, just cookies. Our parents had just been through WWII and they wanted the best for us. Cookies were scarce on the ground in the first part of the forties, at least here in Norway due to rationing on most goods, so the post-war baby boom which I was a part of were not denied the sweet stuff.