Hungarian Kifli Recipe

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Everett Modified: August 11, 2021
Hungarian Kifli Recipe

How To Make Hungarian Kifli

Although Hungarian kifli takes a while to make, it is worth the wait. Lightly dusted with sugar, these cookies can be eaten at any time of day.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Cool Time: 10 minutes
Total: 45 minutes



  • 1cupbutter,softened
  • 1cupcottage cheese,creamed
  • 2cupsall purpose flour
  • 2egg whites
  • 2cupswalnuts,chopped
  • ½cupwater
  • 2tbspground cinnamon


  1. In large bowl, beat together butter or margarine and cottage cheese until light and fluffy. Add flour until dough forms a ball.

  2. Divide dough into 3 equal portions. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm.

  3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and grease cookie sheets.


  1. Combine egg whites, nuts, water, and ground cinnamon. Mix well and set aside.

  2. On a floured surface roll 1 portion of dough into a 10-inch circle. Spread circle with ⅓ of the filling to within approximately ½-inch of the edge.

  3. Cut circle into 24 pie-shaped wedges. Beginning at the outer edge roll up each wedge tightly. Place point side down on cookie sheet 1½ inches apart.

  4. Bake for 13 to 15 minutes or until golden.

  5. Remove to rack to cool. Repeat process with each remaining portion of dough and filling.


  • Calories: 39.95kcal
  • Fat: 2.80g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.69g
  • Trans Fat: 0.10g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 0.70g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.17g
  • Carbohydrates: 2.95g
  • Fiber: 0.22g
  • Sugar: 0.11g
  • Protein: 0.84g
  • Cholesterol: 7.31mg
  • Sodium: 13.10mg
  • Calcium: 6.25mg
  • Potassium: 10.34mg
  • Iron: 0.19mg
  • Vitamin A: 22.75µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.01mg
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