Hungarian Kiffle Cookies

Special cookies from cream cheese dough
Special cookies from cream cheese dough
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Ingredients

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4 cups Wheat flour
1 cup Sugar
1lb Butter
1lb Cream Cheese
2 tbsp Milk
1lb Walnuts

Nutritional information

289
Calories
23g
Fat
41mg
Cholesterol
18g
Carbs
6g
Sugar
4.4g
Protein
Ingredients

Hungarian Kiffle Cookies

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For a different take on a cookie, have a go at these delicate, authentic Hungarian Kiffle Cookies. Kiffles, which you might also see written as kifli, kieflies or kiffels, are traditional baked treats from Hungary. What makes them special is the dough, made from cream cheese, and the filling, which can be whatever you fancy!

I’ve used walnuts for this kiffles recipe, which is pretty authentic to Hungary, but you can also try other types of nuts and jams inside – poppy seeds, apricots, cashews, prunes, dates… you get the idea! To get the right form when you roll the kiffles just try to copy the shapes you can see in my pictures, but don’t worry about making them too perfect, they are homemade after all and will taste just as delicious!

Ingridiens for Hungarian Kiffle Cookies

So, how to make Hungarian Kiffle Cookies?

Steps to make Hungarian Kiffle Cookies

1

Beat the butter and cream cheese

2

Using a standing food mixer, cream the butter and cream cheese together until light and smooth.

2

Add the flour

5

Add 2 cups of the flour a little at a time and beat until the dough becomes to thick for the mixer to work. Remove the bowl from the mixer and combine the remaining flour by hand. Knead the dough until it is no longer sticky.

3

Leave to chill

8h

Roll the dough into a ball and place in a clean bowl. Cover the bowl with saran wrap and leave in the refrigerator to chill for at least 8 hours, or overnight.

4

Heat the oven and prepare baking trays

5

Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line two baking trays with parchment paper.

5

Make walnut paste

5

In a small bowl, mix the sugar and walnuts together. Add the milk and stir until it forms a paste.

6

Roll and cut dough

10

Lightly dust a work surface with flour. Take the dough out of the refrigerator. Roll it to around 1/8 - 1/6 inch thick and then cut into 2-inch squares.

7

Add fillings

5

Add a teaspoonful of the walnut paste to the center of each square.

8

Shape kiffles

5

Take one corner of the square, fold over the top of the filling and roll, so that the walnut filling is encased (but will be peeking out from either side). Repeat with all the squares and lay the kiffles on the baking trays.

9

Bake kiffles

15

Bake for 10-15 minutes, until golden brown.

10

Serving Hungarian Kiffle Cookies

As cookies go, these Hungarian Kiffle Cookies are rather special, prettier and much more delicate than our chunky US versions! Try something different today and get baking these little delights! I’d love to see how they turn out so if you make them, do tag #cookmerecipes so I can check them out!

Lilly is an enthusiastic and cheerful young mom. She knows as well as any parent that children can be really picky when it comes to food. And she’s had plenty of experience trying to cook meals that are both tasty and nutritious, and able to satisfy the tastes of a fussy kid right away! To save you some precious time, Lilly's going to share with you all the tricks she learned the hard way, so you don’t have to! She has a wealth of recipes for quick and easy meals for kids and families on a budget.

Recipe Reviews

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Total Reviews: 2
Johnny K

Yes Hungarian cookies! There are Hungarian Jews!

sarah

Hungarian cookies? I thought i tis jewish? Anyway, super tasty!

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