ISO keeflies or keeflys cookies anyone?

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Boog0515

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hey everyone! I was curious if anyone was willing to share thier keeflies recipe. For those who dont know I believe it is a moon shaped cookie with powdered sugar and nuts. My mom has been looking for it for a long time and the recipe that she has is a copied version that is unreadable. she would love to make these for christmas if anyone is willing to share. thanks so much!
 

ShellyCooks

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Never heard of this cookie, but it sounds very much like Spanish Wedding Cookies in a different shape.

Here is the recipe. Does it sound familiar?

Spanish Wedding Cookies

1 cube soft butter (1/2 cup)
2 tablesoons powdered sugar
1 cup sifted flour
1 cup finely chopped nuts
1teaspoon vanilla

Cream butter and sugar. Add flour, nuts and vanilla. Roll dough into 1-inch balls or any shape you desire. Place on parchment lined baking sheet. Bake at 325 degrees F for 20 to 30 minutes or until lightly browned around base. Cool a few minutes and while still warm, roll in sifted powdered sugar. When completely cool, roll in powdered sugar again. Makes about 25 to 30 cookies.
 

Aunt Bea

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This is an old recipe for a Hungarian cookie called Keffle. The more modern recipes are made with cream cheese. These can also be filled with a thick apricot jam.

I hope this helps!


Keffle
1 lb. butter
1 dozen egg yolks
4 c. flour
1 shot of whiskey


Mix flour, egg yolks, butter, and whiskey. Chill over night. Form into 60 small balls.



Filling
2 c. ground walnuts
1 c. sugar
1 dozen egg whites

Beat egg whites and combine nuts, sugar.


Roll dough balls thin, put 1 tsp. filling into dough, fold over and seal ends. Some people form them like a half moon. We always flattened the ball of dough filled it and pinched the ends so they looked like a small canoe that left the filling exposed. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet at 350º until light golden brown. Cool and roll in powdered sugar.
 
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Whiskadoodle

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My first thought is this reminds me of Mexican Wedding Cookies/ Russian Tea Cakes. Then I remembered (eating) Almond Crescent Cookies. Never made them. The recipes appear simialr to Russian tea cakes.
 

Boog0515

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Hey all. Thanks for the recipes. It's not Italian wedding cake. She makes those already. :). I'm not sure how else to explain them since the recipe has been missing since her aunt had passed away. Ill give her the recipe with the whiskey though thanks!!
 

PhilinYuma

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Sorry that I caught this thread a bit late. In America, this ball or crescent shaped pastry is spelled "kiffle". If you try that on Google, you will find pages of recipes. I have always rolled them into a ball, myself, but it would be easy to convert that to a crescent with two pinches!
Cheers
 

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