Goddard Family Recipes

The kitchen is the heart of family get togethers. Check out some of our Goddard Family’s favorite recipes!

KIFFLES, A HUNGARIAN TREAT Submitted by Karie from Pennsylvania

Kiffles, a Hungarian Treat

Every year for more than three generations, Karie’s family gets together to bake. They’ve made more than 2,000 cookies, but they do have a few favorites, which include kiffles, a delicious pastry filled with apricot, walnut, raspberry and more!

Kiffles, a Hungarian Treat
  • 8 ounces room-temperature cream cheese
  • 2 sticks room-temperature butter
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • Powdered sugar for dusting
  • Apricot pastry filling or apricot jam
  • Raspberry pastry filling or raspberry jam
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten for egg wash
  • Combine the cream cheese and butter in a bowl and beat them together with a mixer. Slowly add in the flour as you continue to beat the batter until it is a soft, sticky dough. Form the dough into a ball and cover it in the bowl. Chill it in the refrigerator for three hours. As the dough chills, pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees F and line 2 cookie trays with parchment paper or over-safe silicon mats.
  • Divide the chilled dough into quarters. Dust your work surface with flour and powdered sugar and roll one quarter of the dough out until it’s 1/8 inch thick. Use a 1 1/2-to-2-inch square cutter to slice squares out of the rolled dough. Place the squares on the sheet trays.
  • Scoop 1/2 a teaspoon of the filling of your choice into the center of the first square. Then bring two of the opposite corners of the dough together and pinch them tightly together. Repeat until you’ve used all the remaining dough. Brush the kiffles with the egg wash and bake them for 10-12 minutes. They should be golden brown once they’re done.
  • Let the kiffles cool for five minutes before transferring them to cooling racks. While they’re still warm, dust them with powdered sugar. 

Once cooled, store the kiffles in an air-tight container and enjoy! 

RECENT STORIES

Kiffles, a Hungarian Treat

Kiffles, a Hungarian Treat

For more than three generations, Karie's family has gathered to make thousands of cookies, including kiffles - a family favorite!

VIEW MORE RECIPES
Charity Bells

Charity Bells

Every year, Abby's family volunteers as bell ringers for the Salvation Army to collect donations for those in need.

VIEW MORE ACTIVITIES
Diwali, Festival of Lights

Diwali

Melwyn’s family celebrates Diwali, the festival of lights. Every year, they dress up in beautiful clothes and deliver boxes filled with sweets to their neighbors.

VIEW MORE HOLIDAYS

As you use our website, we and our third-party providers collect your internet and other electronic network activity information (IP address, information regarding your interaction with our website, and device information) via cookies. We use this personal information to personalize your experience, to conduct analytics, and to provide targeted online advertising. Under California law, this sharing may constitute a sale. To opt-out of this sharing, please visit Do Not Sell My Personal Information.

By clicking accept, you agree to the Terms of Service and acknowledge that you have read our Privacy Notice.