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Butter Keeflies
Light dough with nut filling

Lori's Mom introduced us to this recipe handed
down through her Hungarian family.   Keeflies
instantly became a favorite made each
Christmas.  These keep well or may be frozen

Quantity Ingredients Preparation Notes


  •   Make dough first.
  •   Combine flour, sugar and salt. 
  •   Blend in butter.
  •   In center put egg yolks and sour cream.  Fold ingredients together.
  •   Shape into balls about the size of walnuts
  •   Refrigerate 3 hours or overnight
  •   Make Filling - Put nuts, milk, sugar, and egg whites in a sauce pan.
  •   Cook together until slightly thickened, stirring constantly.
  •   Add vanilla
  •  Cool, may be refrigerated.
  •  Roll individual balls of dough out on floured board.
  •  Place 1/2 tsp to 1 tsp of nut filling on dough
  •  Roll and crimp ends, curving slightly, so that it looks kind of like a wrapped candy.
  •  Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes
  •  Dust with confectioners sugar.
4 Cups Flour
1/2 Cup Sugar
1 tsp Salt
3 Egg Yolks (Reserve whites)
1/2 Cup Butter
1/2 Pint Sour Cream


1 lb Walnut meats chopped fine
3/4 Cup Milk
1 Cup Sugar
3 Egg Whites
1 tsp Vanilla
  Confectioners Sugar

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