What Ingredients Are in Hungarian Cookies?


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The ingredient list for Hungarian cookies includes flour and butter. Depending on the particular type of cookie, recipes may also call for sugar, salt, vanilla extract, egg or pastry filling. Some call for jam, cream cheese, almonds or pecans.

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Hungarian Non Plus Ultra cookies are fancy tea-cake cookies that are made by sandwiching jam between two cookies, the top cookie of which has its center cut out to display the jam inside. This recipe calls for 1 pound room-temperature butter, 1 cup sugar, 1 large separated egg, 4 cups all-purpose flour, 1/2 cup coarsely chopped almonds, coarse sugar and apricot levkar or black-currant jam. This recipe yields 48 cookies.

Hungarian kiffles are traditional cookies that are often made around the holidays. They are little squares of cream-cheese dough that are dotted with pastry filling and then folded over into tubes. The ingredients include 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 8 ounces softened cream cheese, 1 cup unsalted softened butter, 1/2 to 2/3 cup additional flour and 2 12-ounce cans of pastry filling. This recipe makes about five dozen cookies.

The recipe for Myrna's Hungarian pecan cookies on Food Network's website calls for 1 cup unsalted butter, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 2 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar, 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour and 1 cup finely chopped pecans. The recipe yields about 48 small cookies.

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