Thursday, December 3, 2009

Christmas Kipfels

This family recipe comes from my maternal G-Grandmother Maria Rauner Stosz and her daughters Theresa Stosz Hack (left) & Anna Stosz Bauman (right) of Segenthau, Austria-Hungary (now Romania). G-Grandmom Kollain from my paternal side of the family also made these and called them Horns.  These are made every year at Christmas - no exceptions!

Mix 8 oz of cream cheese, 1/2 lb of softened butter, 1 Tblesp sugar, and 1 egg yolk until combined. Add 2 cups of flour 1 cup at a time and mix and kneed well. Divide dough into two pancake-like patties, wrap in plastic and refrigerate overnight.
Heat oven to 325 degrees. Roll out dough to 1/8-1/4 inch on a surface that has been dusted lightly with flour. Cut into 2-inch squares. Place 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of strawberry or apricot preserves on center of each square. Overlap 2 opposite corners of dough to the center over filling and pinch ends together then give it a tweek to shape the cookie into a slight crescent. 

Bake for 20 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire cooling rack and dust with powdered sugar.
I never have to worry about storing them as they are always eaten within the hour!

1 comment:

Lisa said...

I'm so happy to learn that we both have Hungarian ancestry and that both your kipfels and my kifli made it past the immigrant generation to be enjoyed by us!

I look forward to hearing more about your Hungarian heritage.

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