Jen Geelen Recipe

By Jen Geelen jenji79


I am of Hungarian descent. Growing up I remember my grandmother making these cookies at Christmas time. These are still one of my favorite cookies.


2 c
2 stick
1/2 c
sour cream
egg yolks
3 c
ground walnuts
1/2 lb
powdered sugar
egg whites

Directions Step-By-Step

For Filling: Beat egg whites and sugar until smooth. Add walnuts. Chill until firm.
For Dough: Mix flour and butter like pastry. Add beaten yolks and sour cream. After mixing, knead dough. Refrigerate until firm.
Generously flour table or board when rolling dough. Form dough into small balls and roll out paper thin. Take a teaspoon of filling and place on dough. Fold into a crescent shape.
Bake @ 350 on parchment paper until golden brown (about 18-20 min). After cooling, dust with powdered sugar.

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Anna Perdue Blackbeard93p
Jun 27, 2013
When my Mamaw made her keeflies , she used coarse sugar instead of powdered sugar.
JoAnn Mac Diarmid wholelottacookin
Sep 5, 2011
Hi. I'm half Hungarian but don't have any of the recipes. Guess my mom just never wrote them down and I don't really remember her cooking things that she said were Hungarian. I was too young when Grandma passed away so didn't get to learn from her. She did make the best cottage cheese tho and I will never forget her making headcheese! I will watch for any recipes you gals post. Thanks.
Jen Geelen jenji79
Apr 23, 2011
I posted the chicken pot pie recipe and a pic of what the pot pie noodle looks like.
Chicken Pot Pie
Jen Geelen jenji79
Apr 23, 2011
Where I'm from in Pennsylvania, Chicken Pot Pie made like a soup with pot pie noodles (which are small thin squares) rather than a crust. I now live in TN and haven't been able to find pot pie noodles here so I have to get them when I go back to PA to visit or have family send them to me. Not sure how available they are in other parts of the country. I have to get the pot pie recipe from my aunt but when I do I will post.
Cindy Bodnar Sindrah
Apr 22, 2011
My Grandma's best dish was Chicken and Dumplings. She never wrote anything down or measured a thing! I would spend alot of time just watching her cook, and over the years, I have recorded what she did to the best of my abilities! That's why it's taken me some time to come up with recipes reliable enough to share! I promise I will eventually post them all. She passed on before I got the chance to get her recipe for a soup with a clear beef broth and small square noodles! Did your Grandma have any recipes that sound like this?