Today I’m going to share with you another old family recipe for Kifle Cookies that was part of the cookies 

that we served for the reception at our daughter’s wedding in May.


Kifle Cookies WOS

My cousin, Traciene, made these cookies as part of our after ceremony reception.  

You can read about the “cookie and punch reception” HERE.

Kifle Cookies  are a walnut crescent cookie that is common throughout the world.

These cookies are sometimes made with a yeast dough, a buttery dough

or with a butter-cream cheese dough.

The recipe I’m sharing with you today uses a yeast dough.

The cookies were delicious and looked so pretty on the table!

A very special thank you to my cousin, Traciene, for all the baking she did

to help make our daughter’s wedding a memorable event! 


Kifle Cookies

Kifle Cookies


Cookie Dough

  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 Tbsp. hot water
  • 1 package instant active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup butter; softened
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 egg yolks
  • Powdered sugar; for rolling dough and for sprinkling cookies.


  • 1 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup milk; boiled


Directions for the Filling

  1. In a small bowl, combine the filling ingredients together and set aside.

Directions for the Dough

  1. Combine the sour cream and boiling water in a small bowl.
  2. Stir in the dry yeast and let sit until the yeast is completely dissolved.
  3. Place the butter and 1/2 cup flour into a large bowl.
  4. Add the sour cream and yeast mixture.
  5. Beat for one minute on low speed.
  6. Add the egg yolks and another 1/4 cup of flour; beat for another minute.
  7. Add the remaining flour and combine to make a soft dough.
  8. Transfer the dough to a floured board and knead for 8 to 10 minutes.
  9. Divide dough into 3 equal parts and wrap in waxed paper.
  10. Chill in the refrigerator for one hour.
  11. On a board that is sprinkled with powdered sugar, roll each part of the dough into an 8 inch circle.
  12. Cut the circle into 8 pie shaped wedges.
  13. Fill the wide end of each wedge with 1 TBS of the walnut filling.
  14. Starting with the wide edge, roll up and place the cookie on a greased cookie sheet.
  15. Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for about 25 minutes.
  16. Sprinkle the cookies with powdered sugar.
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1 Comment

  1. Interesting recipe! I would have guessed by the pictures they were filled with some kind of orange marmalade or a jelly of some sort. They sound delish! I think I’ve had something very similar but not rolled into that shape 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

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