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Hungarian Kiffles

septiembre 16, 2022

This recipe is a real Hungarian dessert, these are yummy and delicate and delicious cookies with just the right amount of sweetness and have a really unique flavor!

Preparation Time: 15 mins

Cook: 10 mins

Additional: 8 hrs

Servings: 36


  • 1 pound butter, softened
  • 1 pound cream cheese, softened
  • 4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1 pound walnuts, ground
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk, or more as needed


Step 1.
Beat butter and cream cheese in the bowl of a stand mixer until pale yellow and creamy. Gradually add 2 cups of flour to the butter mixture until the dough is too thick for the mixer. Stir remaining 2 cups of flour into the butter mixture by hand and knead until dough falls off easily. Roll dough into a ball, place in a bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and chill in the refrigerator for 8 hours or overnight.

Step 2.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

Step 3.
Stir walnuts and sugar together in a bowl. Pour milk into walnut mixture and stir to form a paste.

Step 4.
Turn dough onto a floured work surface and roll to desired thickness. Cut dough into 2-inch squares. Place about 1 teaspoon of walnut filling in the center of each square. Roll the dough from 1 corner to the other corner around the walnut filling and transfer to a baking sheet.

Step 5.
Bake in the preheated oven until light brown, 10 to 15 minutes.