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Esther's Goodies (Kiffles)

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Category: Cookies

 Ingredients List

  • 1 lb Oleo; softened
  • 1 lb Creamed cottage cheese
  • 4 1/2 c Flour
  • 4 tb Sugar
  • 1 pn Salt
  • 1 Lemon peel; grated
  • Nut Filling; See Recipe
  • Apricot Filling; See Recipe
  • Prune Filling; See Recipe


Mix flour and oleo together like pie dough. Add all other ingredients and
mix together with hands until well mixed. (Cottage cheese will look lumpy
in dough, but mix as well as possible.)

Divide dough into two balls. Leave in refrigerator overnight.

Next day, roll out dough (each ball) quite thin (about 1/8"). Cut into 2"
squares. Fill by placing either nut mixture, apricot filling or prune
filling on center of square and roll into crescent or fold over one end on
to other end.

Place on slightly greased cookie sheets. Bake in 375~ oven for about 15
minutes or until nicely colored. IMPORTANT: Before placing cookies into
oven- brush them slightly with egg yolk which has been lightly beaten. This
gives them a lovely color.

Nut Filling: 2 C ground walnuts, 1/2 c sugar, 3 egg whites-well beaten, 2
tbsp milk. Mix thoroughly.

Apricot Filling: Cook 1 pkg dried apricots with 3/4 c water. When well
cooked , mash them with a fork. Should be thick and not soupy. Add sugar to
desired sweetness.

Prune Filling: Cook 1 pkg. dried prunes (pitted) same as apricots. Both
apricot and prune fillings are best when allowed to thoroughly cool.

NOTES : Esther was my pastors wife when our children were young. My
daughter adopted her as "grandma". Her husband was a Hungarian immigrant
and this is one of several of her Hungarian recipes.

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