Hungarian Kifli (Christmas Cookies) With Dates

Recipe by Carol in Cabo
READY IN: 1hr 20mins
YIELD: 6 dozen




  • For the dough: mix butter, cream cheese and flour in food processor. Split into two balls, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
  • For the filling: Mix all ingredients in food processor, let stand at room temperature.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Remove the dough from refrigerator, roll out on floured cutting board, cut into about 2 inch squares. Put about one teaspoon filling onto each square. Roll diagonally, then crimp in the middle to make a crescent. Place on ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 20 minutes or until golden. Sprinkle with powdered sugar as soon as removed from oven.
  • All of the recipes I searched agreed that letting the dough rest overnight is key to getting it nice and flaky.
  • Enjoy!