Kossuth Kifli (Hungarian Cakey Cookie Aka Half Moons)

Recipe by Karen..
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READY IN: 1hr
YIELD: 2-3 dozen
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Butter and flour bottom and sides of a 9-by 13-inch cake pan.
  • In a large bowl, using an electric mixer on medium speed, cream together butter and granulated sugar.
  • Add egg yolks, one at a time, and beat until fluffy.
  • Add vanilla, lemon rind and lemon juice and beat to combine.
  • Gradually add in baking powder and flour.
  • In a medium bowl using electric mixer on high speed (with clean beaters), beat egg whites until stiff.
  • Fold egg whites into batter.
  • Gently spread batter into prepared pan.
  • Evenly sprinkle top with finely chopped walnuts and bake 25 to 30 minutes.
  • Remove to a wire rack.
  • Cool until cake shrinks away from sides of pan (about 15 minutes).
  • With a small round biscuit cutter (or a glass), periodically dipped in powdered sugar, cut one circle (don't remove it), then cut another circle halfway down the first one, making two crescents and one oval scrap.
  • Remove from pan and repeat (you can eat the oval scraps;).
  • Cool crescents completely and dust with powdered sugar.
  • Store in a tightly covered container for up to 2 days.
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