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Nut Kifle Recipe

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This recipe for Nut Kifle, by , is from Andy & Carol Cooking Up Memories , one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Andrea Franks


6 c. flour
1 # butter
⅓ cup sugar
mix together as for pie dough

1 cake yeast dissolved in cup lukewarm water
1 cup milk

4 cups ground walnuts
cup bread crumbs
1 cup sugar
1 egg yolk ( save the white for glazing)

Mix the first three ingredients then add the yeast, and milk and mix well until the dough is elastic.
Refrigerate the dough over night.
In the morning take out the dough and let it get to room temperature.
Roll to inch think and cut into triangles.

While the dough is getting to room temperature, mix the filling.

Place 1 teaspoon of filling on each triangle, roll 2 ends together meeting in the middle and place on cookie sheet, leaving an inch spacing. Let rise for 15 minutes. Glaze each cookie with the beaten egg white with a pastry brush before baking,

Bake at 350 for 30 minutes until light brown.

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Personal Notes:
My grandparents made these cookies for Christmas and then when they passed away, I used to make these with my Mom and Dad. Grandpa"s job was to brush the cookies with the egg white while Grandma and I did the rest. Grandpa and I continued this tradition until he died. I still make these cookies, and think of my Mom and Dad (especially Grandpa because he survived Grandma by 11 years. So the two of us made these cookies together for a long time) but have reduced the amount because this recipe makes a ton of cookies.

The year Grandpa died at the end of September , I did not make these cookies. My oven quit working right after Christmas. I think Grandpa was mad at me for not making the cookies. Andy




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