Keeflees

1
Kathy McCoy

By
@RedheadNEOhio

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

Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
Comments:
Serves:
3 dozen
Prep:
1 Hr
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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

How to Make Keeflees

Step-by-Step

  • 1350 degrees
  • 2NUT 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.
  • 3Cookie dough....
    Mix together till crumbly, flour and butter, use your hands.
  • 4Add whipping cream, eggs, baking powder, sugar, vanilla and salt. Mix till it picks up itself. (smooth as a baby's bottom).
  • 5Roll 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.
  • 6Place 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.
  • 7Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes until golden brown.
  • 8Remove from oven and roll in powder sugar. Store in plastic bag sealed.

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About Keeflees

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Eastern European
Hashtags: #Yummy, #walnuts