Hungarian Pastry

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by Jane from Ohio

This was my Mother's recipe. She always made these for Christmas. I make them several times a year. You may use any flavor of jam, but I think the raspberry is delicious. One reviewer asked me about the egg whites. I always beat the egg whites until soft peaks form. My mother made it the same way.

Top Review by Anabeck

I am from Ohio also and my hungarian Mom made this all the time. She called this cookie cake. Delicious! :)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream butter/margarine and sugar.
  2. Add vanilla and egg yolks.
  3. Cream together well.
  4. Add sifted flour with soda and baking powder.
  5. Mix well.
  6. Then pat dough out onto cookie sheet with sides or a large shallow pan.
  7. Spread with jam and 1/2 cup ground nuts.
  8. Then over that spread the well beaten egg whites.
  9. Then sprinkle the other half of ground nuts to which 2 tablespoons of sugar have been added.
  10. Bake 1/2 hour at 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
  11. Layers are:.
  12. Dough.
  13. Jam.
  14. Nuts.
  15. Egg whites.
  16. Nuts with sugar.
  17. When cool, cut into 2 inch squares.

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