keeflees

★★★★★ 2 Reviews
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By Kathy McCoy
from Garrettsville, OH

My Boyfriends Mom made these every Christmas for the family, now I'm making them for the family and him.

★★★★★ 2 Reviews
serves 3 dozen
prep time 1 Hr
cook time 15 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For keeflees

  • FILLING
  • 3 c
    water
  • 3 c
    sugar
  • 1 Tbsp
    karo syrup (light or dark)
  • 3 lb
    fine ground walnuts
  • COOKIE DOUGH
  • 3 1/2 c
    flour
  • 1 c
    butter
  • 1/2 c
    whipping cream
  • 2
    eggs
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 3 Tbsp
    sugar
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla
  • pinch of salt
  • POWDER SUGAR FOR ROLLING IN AFTER BAKING
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How To Make keeflees

  • 1
    350 degrees
  • 2
    NUT FILLING......... Boil water and sugar, till ball forms in water or 225 degrees. Add Karo and nuts. Cook about 5 minutes. Sit aside to cool.
  • 3
    Cookie dough.... Mix together till crumbly, flour and butter, use your hands.
  • 4
    Add whipping cream, eggs, baking powder, sugar, vanilla and salt. Mix till it picks up itself. (smooth as a baby's bottom).
  • 5
    Roll out thin and cut into 3 inch squares. Put nut filling on the dough, not to much or it will make its way out of the cookie. Now roll the dough like a crescent roll. Then take the cookie and fold the ends in toward each other, it'll look like a shrimp.
  • 6
    Place on parchment paper on a cookie sheet. about an inch apart.(this will save you time if the filling comes out and bakes on sheet) Brush with egg white before putting in oven.
  • 7
    Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes until golden brown.
  • 8
    Remove from oven and roll in powder sugar. Store in plastic bag sealed.
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