Fleischmann's Kifle

Recipe by Lennie
READY IN: 3hrs 20mins
YIELD: 24 cookies


  • Dough
  • 12
  • 1
    tablespoon water
  • 1 34
    cups all-purpose flour (1-3/4 to 2-1/4 cups)
  • 1
    package Fleischmann's active dry yeast
  • 12
    cup butter or 1/2 cup margarine, softened
  • 2
    egg yolks, at room temperature (reserve whites for filling)
  • Date Filling
  • 2
    egg whites
  • 14
    cup sugar
  • 1
    teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 34
    cup ground walnuts
  • 34
    cup chopped/pitted dates
  • Chocolate Nut Filling
  • 34
    cup mini chocolate chip, substituted for dates,above


  • Mix sour cream and water; heat until warm (105 to 115F).
  • Stir in yeast; let stand 3 minutes or until yeast is dissolved; set aside.
  • In large bowl, combine butter and 1/2 cup flour; stir in sour cream mixture.
  • Stir in egg yolks and enough remaining flour to make soft dough.
  • Divide dough into 3 equal pieces.
  • Wrap in airtight plastic wrap; chill at least 2 hours or up to 3 days.
  • Lightly dust work surface with sugar.
  • Roll each piece of dough to 12-inch circle; cut into 8 pie-shaped wedges.
  • Spread each wedge with about 1 tablespoon filling.
  • Roll up from wide ends to make crescents.
  • Place, with points down, on greased baking sheets.
  • Bake at 375F for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Remove from baking sheets; cool on wire racks.
  • Makes 24 to 30 cookies.
  • Filling----------.
  • In medium bowl, beat egg whites until soft peaks form.
  • Gradually add sugar and vanilla extract; continue beating until very stiff but not dry.
  • Stir in ground walnuts and chopped dates or pitted dates (snipped) OR mini chocolate chips.