Kifli - a Warner family favorite. The recipe is originally Hungarian...we are not quite sure how it entered into the German side of the family. Nevertheless, it's a Christmas cookie recipe worth sharing!
For the dough, mix: -->
8 oz cream cheese, softened
2 sticks butter, softened
Then add 3 C flour.
Mix and refrigerate overnight (at least 4 hours).
While the dough is resting, prepare the nut filling:
1 lb ground walnuts (about 3 and 1/2 cups)
1 C sugar
1 tsp vanilla
¼ C milk
When the dough is ready, preheat the oven to 350. Roll into 1 inch balls (the full recipe should make about 48 balls all together).
Roll out into flat rounds. Fill with nut filling.
Seal into cresent moon shape. Put sealed edge on bottom of tray.
Bake at 350 for 15 minutes or until lightly brown. Dust with powered sugar when cooled.