Even More Christmas Cookie Recipes

Kifli

    Dough:
  • 4 c.unsifted flour
  • 2 c. butter
  • 4 egg yolks,slightly beaten
  • 1 c. dairy sour cream
  • 1 egg,beaten
    Filling:
  • 1 1/4 lb.walnuts(ground)
  • 1 c.sugar
  • 1/2 c.milk
  • 1 Tbsp.almond extract
  • 2 egg whites whipped

*Confectioners sugar

Method

(1) Cut butter into flour with pastry blender til mixture resembles coarse crumbs.Add egg yolks and sour cream. Stir. Turn out on lightly floured surface knead until smooth and shape into ball.(If too sticky, use more flour.) Refrigerate
(2) Filling: Combine nuts,sugar,milk,extract, and egg white;blend well.
(3) Heat oven to 400 degrees and grease cookie sheets
(4) On floured surface,roll out quarter of dough at a time to measure,16 by 12 inches,1/4 inch thick.Cut into 2 inch squares.
(5) Place generous 1/2 tsp.filling in each square, then overlap two opposite corners.Pinch edges to seal. Place on cookie sheets and brush with beaten egg.
(6) Bake 10 to 12 minutes til golden. Roll in confectioners sugar.


Hungarian Pastries

  • An 8 oz. block of cream cheese
  • 2 sticks butter(1 cup)
  • 2 1/2 cup flour
  • Apricot preserves
Method

(1) Cream butter and creamcheese.
(2) Add flour roll out thin Cut into rectangles or use circle cookie cutter
(3) Fill rounds with spoonful of jam Pinch closed and place on ungreased cookie sheet
(4) Bake at 350 F. til golden (10 min.?) (5) Turn over in confectioners sugar to coat.


Cheesecake Dreams

  • 1/3 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup butter or margarine,melted
  • 1 8 oz. package cream cheese,softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 Tblsp.milk
  • 1 Tablsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
Method

(1) Preheat oven to 350 F.
(2) Grease an 8 inch square baking pan
(3) In small bowl mix first three ingredients Stir in melted butter til well-combined
(4) Reserve 1/3 cup crumbs;pat remaining gently into pan. Bake 12-15 minutes.
(5) Meanwhile, beat cream cheese and sugar til smooth. Beat in remaining ingredients. Pour over crust. sprinkle remaining crumbs over top.
(6) Bake 25 minutes until set. Cool and then cut into 2 inch squares.


Linzer Squares

    Dough:
  • 1 1/2 cups +2 Tblspn.unsifted flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. dbl.act. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup(2.5 oz.)ground hazelnuts
  • 1/2 cup butter(or marg.)
  • 1 Tblsp. grated lemon peel
  • 1 egg,beaten
  • 3/4 cup thick raspberry jam
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tsp.water
Method

(1) Heat oven to 375.F. Grease 9 in. square pan.
(2) In large mixer bowl add 1 1/2 cups flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, nuts, and butter. Mix til well-combined. Add lemon peel and egg, stir til ingredients are moistened.
(3) Reserve 1/2 cup dough. Pat remaining dough into pan and set aside.
(4) To reserve dough add 2 Tblsp. flour. Roll between two sheets of waxed paper into 9 in. square. Freeze for 5 minutes to firm.
(5) Spread jam over dough in pan leaving a 1/4 in. border.
(6) Take reserve dough, peel paper off and cut into 18 strips 1/2 in. wide. Make lattice top with 9 strips parallel and 9 crosswise over the top.
(7) Stir egg yolk and water together in small bowl; brush strips. Bake 30 minutes until top is golden brown.
(8) Cool completely, cut into 36 little squares. About 95 calories each.


Csoroge

  • 12 egg yolks
  • 3 1/2 c. all-purpose flour(approx.)
  • pinch cinnamon,2tsp.sugar
  • small glass wine or brandy
  • enough sour cream to make soft dough
Method

(1) Combine ingredients. Roll out 1/2 inch thick
(2) Cut into rectangles or diamonds with piecrust wheel
(3) Cut slit in center of each,pull one end through
(4) Fry in deep fat,and drain on paper towels (5) When cool sprinkle with powdered sugar.



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