Hungarian Cookie Treasures

Donna Bardocz


My husband is 1/2 Hungarian and I was the lucky recipient of a lot of his family recipes because I liked to bake. This was one that I've changed up a bit to make it my own. It is so simply with only 6 ingredients. And you can add the jam or preserves of your liking, or sub a nut filling too. Dress it up with powdered sugar, frosting, or serve them plain. No matter what, you can bet they will get rave reviews with their buttery taste.

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1 Hr 10 Min
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8 oz
cream cheese, softened
1 lb
real butter, softened (no substitutes here)
1 c
granulated sugar
5 c
all-purpose flour
1-1/2 c
jam or preserves of your choice -- or you can optionally use a nut filling
1 c
powdered sugar, for dusting

How to Make Hungarian Cookie Treasures


  • 1With using a stand mixer, add the cream cheese, softened butter, and the 1 cup of granulated sugar. Mix on medium speed until well blended.
  • 2Add the flour a cup at a time, mixing until evenly incorporated. Remove dough from mixer and press it into a ball. Wrap in plastic and allow to rest in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
  • 3Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  • 4Sprinkle some powdered sugar on a smooth countertop or pastry board and roll dough out to approx 1/4 inch thick sheets. Cut the dough into 2-inch circles. Reroll excess dough as needed.
  • 5Place 1 teaspoonful of jam or preserves in the center of circle. Wet the cookie edges around the jam or preserves with your finger. Then place a second circle over the jam or preserves and firmly press down around the edges to encompass the jam or preserves. Take a fork and go all around the edge to seal jam or preserves in tightly (like you would for a pie crust). Repeat this process until you have used up all the dough.
  • 6Place the cookies on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 8-10 minutes, or until cookies begin to brown.
  • 7Remove from oven and place onto cookie rack. If desired, dust cookies with powdered sugar.
  • 8These cookies keep well in the freezer for long term storage. However, they should be stored in a airtight container in the refrigerator when completely cooled.
  • 9Enjoy! :-)

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About Hungarian Cookie Treasures

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Hungarian

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