Hungarian Kiffles (Cookies)

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4 Egg yolks
1 c Butter
1 cake Yeast; dissolved in 1
4 c Flour, all-purpose
1 ts Salt
2 ts Sugar

Original recipe makes 6



NUT FILLING * * NUT FILLING: Combine 1 pound ground walnuts with 1/2 cup sugar; add 2 to 3 beaten egg whites, just enough to hold nuts together. Reserve..... PREPARE COOKIES; Mix flour, salt and sugar together; add butter and mix like pie dough. Add egg yokes and sour cream mixture; mix well. Shape dough like a meatloaf; wrap and refrigerate overnight... The next day, working with small sections of the dough (keep rest cold), roll out as thinly as possible, at least 1/8 inch; use a mixture of powdered confectioners sugar and flour on surface. Cut out diamond shapes, 2 to 3 inches square. TO ASSEMBLE; Place a scant teaspoon of filling on center of each diamond; roll from one corner to another corner; shape into crescent. Bake on top rack of oven at 375 degrees for 10-15 minutes or until lightly browned; WATCH them carefully...

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The recipe on this site is very similar to my mother's recipe and she was born in Hungary. The only real difference is my mom's recipe make quite a few. Your directions for the walnut filling it exactly as I have, and the Hungarian Lekvar are my favorite.
bridesrme 6y ago

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