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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! 


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