Hungarian Kifli Recipe

Hungarian Kifli is the name given to traditional Hungarian cookies. Learn how to make/prepare Hungarian Kifli by following this easy recipe.
Hungarian Kifli Recipe
Difficulty Average
Recipe Type Non Veg.
  • 9 Ounces cream cheese
  • 1 Cup butter
  • 3 Egg yolks
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 Cups all-purpose flour
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1/2 tsp Baking powder
  • 3 Egg whites
  • 8 Ounces ground walnuts
  • 1 Cup white sugar
  • 1/3 Cup confectioners' sugar, for decoration
How to make Hungarian Kifli:
  • In a medium bowl, cream butter and cheese.
  • Stir in the egg yolks and vanilla extract.
  • Stir in the flour and baking powder. Add the flour mixture a little at a time, until it is fully incorporated.
  • Divide dough into 5 parts, wrap in plastic and refrigerate overnight.
  • In a medium bowl, beat egg whites to soft peaks.
  • Add sugar, a little at a time, while continuing to beat to stiff peaks.
  • Fold in ground walnuts and set aside.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough to 1/4-1/8 inch thickness.
  • Cut into 3 inch squares, place 1/2 tsp filling in the center of each square and roll up from corner to corner.
  • Place on cookie sheets and refrigerate until hardened.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  • Bake cookies for 10 to 12 minutes, until lightly browned.
  • Roll in confectioners' sugar when cool.
  • Hungarian Kifli is ready.