I had mentioned about a year ago that I would explain more on how to do Kiffles, I think I procrastinated.
Not any more will I procrastinate, here goes on how to make kiffles , a real favorite in this household. It is an old recipe handed down from my Grammy.
In a large bowl put a pound of butter (2cups) if it is not room temperature than warm butter in microwave. Add 1 cup of sour cream ,3 egg yolks and one whole egg. ( Set egg whites aside for tomorrow) 2 teaspoons of salt, 1 heaping tablespoon of yeast or one pack, and 4 cups of white flour. I mix all the ingredients except for the flour and yeast, which I add to the flour, then work the flour in by hand. The dough will be sticky rather like cookie dough.
Refrigerate overnight to let it rise.
Next morning add 1 cup of sugar to egg whites, and chop up 1 pound of nut.. pecan is what I use. Don’t add the nuts to the egg whites for you want to be able to sprinkle the nuts over your dough.
For the flour to roll your dough in mix 2 cups of white flour with 1cup of 10x sugar.
Heat oven at 375*
The dough will be stiff in the morning, but just divide the dough in half ,gently knead on a floured counter top until it becomes soft enough to roll out.
Roll out the dough using lots of the flour until thin about 1/8 th of an inch. Put half of the eggs white mixture on dough ,spread on well….
Then sprinkle on the nut meat….
Cut into about 2 inch strips then those strips into 2 inch blocks. (Smaller if you want your cookies smaller.) Roll the block ,then roll the block into a little flour ,and roll it with just a little pressure like it was a piece of play dough,then place on greased cookie sheet with seam down.
Bake for 12 to 15 minutes,don’t over bake . You want these to melt in your mouth.
Put some 10x on the counter where you will put the cookies to cool, after the cookies are removed from the oven sprinkle with 10x sugar.
When cool place on a plate and serve…Enjoy!
These also freeze well if you wish to make them ahead of time to be served.