Gram's Hungarian Kiffle

GRAM'S HUNGARIAN KIFFLE
Recipe Rating:
 2 Ratings
Serves: 5 dozen ~ depending on size Kiffle you make
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Ingredients

2 - 8oz pkg cream cheese
1 c butter, unsalted - no substitutions
2 c all purpose flour
1/2 c powdered sugar, sifted
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 c filling, your choice: crushed nut, poppyseed, lekvar (prune butter), applebutter, apricot ~any fruit filling works, etc. i usually make a variety

The Cook

Kim Martin Recipe
Full Flavored
North Augusta, SC (pop. 21,348)
sokimm
Member Since Oct 2010
Kim's notes for this recipe:
This is a recipe handed down from generation to generation originating in Hungary. When I make them I double the recipe, and use a variety of different fillings. We only make these at Christmas to give out as gifts with our other varies goodies we make, they're great for parties and gatherings, as well
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Directions

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1) Cream butter and cream cheese till fluffy; gradually blending in sugar.
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2) Stir together flour and salt, stir into a creamed mixture. OR...like me, you could just use a food processor for this step to form the dough.
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3) Divide in half and roll with your hands to form a "Ball" and Cover; chilling dough several hours or overnight. Be advised; the less you handle the dough the more delicate and flakier it will be when it's baked.
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4) On lightly floured surface, roll each portion into rectangles, THEN cut them down into about 2 1/2-inch squares. (There WILL be "odd triangle" sizes left. You'll USE them too! - Kiffles are a ROLLED, 'cresent-shape".)
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5) Place a dollop (about one rounded teaspoon) of filling in the center of each square.
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6) Lift up two diagonal corners of the dough to center, pinching together to seal into crescents.
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7) Preheat oven to 375°.
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8) Place dough on ungreased cookie sheet. (I'd STILL spray them with BUTTER FLAVORED PAM! - Better 'safe' than STUCK!)
Bake till firm until golden brown (about 12-15 minutes).
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9) Cool on wire racks. Sift powdered sugar over slightly warm pastries.
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10) Store loosely covered in a cool dry place.
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user Kim Martin sokimm - Jan 11, 2011
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user bev snee 1234567 - Jan 11, 2011
Kim, I grew up on these too. My Grandma was from Austria and she made these every year. My Grandma lived nextdoor to us and I was always with her when she was cooking or baking. She never wrote her recipes down, only in her head.She taught me how to cook the comfort food that I crave all the time, only, when I asked how much of this or that she would say a handful and I would laugh and say Grandma my hands are bigger then yours! This recipe brings back happy memories. Thanks for sharing Kim.
user Kim Martin sokimm - Jan 11, 2011
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