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Mom's Kieflies

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2010-01-14 Desserts
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Sour cream and egg yolks help make the base of this dough moist and flavorful. The addition of the walnut filling makes these cookies simple yet delectable.

  • Servings: about 16 dozen

Ingredients:

Dough:
4 cups Unsifted Flour
2 cups Butter
4 Egg Yolks, reserve whites
1 cup Sour Cream
Filling:
1¼ lb Shelled Walnuts
1 cup Granulated Sugar
½ cup Milk
1 Tbsp Almond Extract
Powdered Sugar

Directions:

Dough:

Place flour in large bowl. Blend in butter until mixture resembles course crumbs. Add egg yolks and sour cream then stir until combined. Turn out on a floured surface and knead until dough is smooth and can be shaped into a ball. If too sticky, knead in more flour.

Filling:

Place nuts into a blender and blend until very fine. Add sugar, milk and almond extract then blend well. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Kieflies:

On a floured surface, roll out dough to about 1/8 inch thick. With a pastry wheel or pizza cutter, cut into 1 1/2 inch squares. Place 1/2 teaspoon filling into center of each square. Roll dough over filling diagonally and form into a crescent shape. Place on a greased cookie sheet and brush with beaten egg whites. Bake for 12 minutes or until golden brown. Roll in powdered sugar.