Pennsylvania Dutch Cookies Kiffels

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by Olha7397

Also known as walnut horn cookies.

Top Review by keen5

These are wonderful! My mother made these every year at Christmas until her arthritis got too bad. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine butter, cream cheese, egg yolks and flour; beat until smooth.
  2. Shape into 1-inch balls; place in a container with waxed paper separating each layer.
  3. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  4. FOR THE FILLING, combine walnuts and 3 3/4 cups sugar (the mixture will be dry).
  5. In a small mixing bowl, beat egg whites until soft peaks form; fold into nut mixture.
  6. Add extracts and a few drops of water if necessary until filling reaches a spreading consistency.
  7. Place remaining sugar in a bowl; roll cream cheese balls in sugar until completely covered.
  8. Place a few balls at a time between two sheets of waxed paper.
  9. Roll balls into 2 1/2-inch circles.
  10. Gently spread about 2 teaspoons of filling over each.
  11. Roll up; place seam side down on ungreased baking sheets.
  12. Curve the ends slightly.
  13. Bake at 350°F for 20 minutes or until lightly browned.
  14. Cool on wire racks.
  15. Yield: about 8 dozen.

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