Hungarian Christmas Cookies Recipe (2024)

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These traditional Hungarian Christmas Cookies from nagyanya (grandma) are simply delicious. Each bite reminds you of the old country, a time of good food and fond memories. If you are looking for old-fashioned Christmas cookies, try this Hungarian Christmas Cookies Recipe.

Hungarian Christmas Cookies Recipe

My sister-in-law, Shelley, is an excellent baker and cook. I have shared a number of her recipes here in the past, including these Cranberry Noels Cookie Recipe and Rum Logs Recipe holiday cookies (Christmas cookies). When she brought these over for Christmas Eve, I knew I simply had to have the recipe to share! And since Shelley is such a good sport, she gave it to me and allowed me to share it with all of you.

These Hungarian Christmas Cookies are simply delicious. Shelley said they are quick to make, too, the prep time being only 30 minutes (for Christmas cookies, that is fast!). If you like traditional Christmas cookies, give these a go!

Hungarian Christmas Cookies Recipe Ingredients:

● 3 cups All-purpose Flour
● 16 TBSP Butter (½ pound or 2 sticks)
● 1 packet Rapid Rise Yeast (¼ oz envelope)
● 2 TBSP Sugar
● 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
● ½ cup Light Cream
● 3 Egg Yolks
● 1 cup Powdered Sugar

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● Preheat oven to 325°.
● For dough:
● Using a stand mixer, mix together all-purpose flour and butter; cream together.
● In a medium bowl, add 1 packet of rapid rise yeast and 2 tablespoons of sugar; allow to soften.
● Add vanilla extract, light cream, and egg yolks to the yeast mixture; mix together well.
● Add the yeast mixture to the flour mixture; mix well until a dough is formed.
● Place dough on a board, cut in half.
● Cut each half of the dough into 3 pieces.
● Roll each piece into a small ball.
● Place a small amount of powdered sugar on the board, and roll out a small ball into a thin, round shape.
● Cut pieces like you were cutting a pie, 8 pieces from each ball.
● Place 1 teaspoon of filling on the dough spread out.

● Bake in preheated 325° oven for 20 minutes or until slightly brown at the edges.
● Roll in powdered sugar.
● Allow the cookies to cool.
● Store in a container lined with waxed paper.
● Date Filling directions:
● In a pot on the stove, combine stoned and cut dates, ½ cup sugar, and ¾ cup water. Cook for 10 minutes.
● Cool mixture and then add ¼ tsp and 1 teaspoon of vanilla; mix well.
● Add ¼ cup ground walnuts; mix well.
● Nut Filling directions:
● Combine 1 pound of shelled and ground walnuts with ¼ cup sugar; mix well.
● Add 1 tablespoon of milk, mix, add a second tablespoon of milk, mix. You want this moist, not wet. You may need more or less milk than what is listed.

Yield: 1

Hungarian Christmas Cookies Recipe

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Hungarian Christmas Cookies Recipe. These traditional Hungarian Christmas Cookies from nagyanya (grandma) are simply delicious. Each bite reminds you of the old country; a time of good food and fond memories. If you are looking for old-fashioned Christmas cookies, try this Hungarian Christmas Cookies Recipe!

Prep Time30 minutes

Cook Time20 minutes

Additional Time5 minutes

Total Time55 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 cups All-purpose Flour
  • 16 TBSP Butter
  • 1 packet Rapid Rise Yeast (¼ oz envelope)
  • 2 TBSP Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • ½ cup Light Cream
  • 3 Egg Yolks
  • 1 cup Powdered Sugar

Instructions

    1. preheat oven to 325°.
    2. For the dough:
    3. Using a stand mixer, mix together all-purpose flour and butter; cream together.
    4. In a medium bowl, add 1 packet of rapid rise yeast and 2 tablespoons of sugar; allow to soften.
    5. Add vanilla extract, light cream, and egg yolks to the yeast mixture; mix together well.
    6. Add the yeast mixture to the flour mixture; mix well until a dough is formed.
    7. Place dough on a board, cut in half.
    8. Cut each half of the dough into 3 pieces.
    9. Roll each piece into a small ball.
    10. Place a small amount of powdered sugar on the board, and roll out a small ball into a thin, round shape.
    11. Cut pieces like you were cutting a pie, 8 pieces from each ball.
    12. Place 1 teaspoon of filling on the dough spread out.
    13. Bake in preheated 325° oven for 20 minutes or until slightly brown at the edges.
    14. Roll in powdered sugar.
    15. Allow the cookies to cool.
    16. Store in a container lined with waxed paper.
    17. Date Filling directions:
    18. In a pot on the stove, combine stoned and cut dates, ½ cup sugar, and ¾ cup water. Cook for 10 minutes.
    19. Cool mixture and then add ¼ tsp and 1 teaspoon of vanilla; mix well.
    20. Add ¼ cup ground walnuts; mix well.
    21. Nut Filling directions:
    22. Combine 1 pound of shelled and ground walnuts with ¼ cup sugar; mix well.
    23. Add one tablespoon of milk, mix, add another tablespoon of milk, mix. You want this moist, not wet. You may need more or less milk than what is listed.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

48

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving:Calories: 82Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 33mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 0gSugar: 3gProtein: 1g

Note: for exact nutritional information, consult your dietitian. All nutritional information provided is simply a guideline.

First Published: November 30, 2016

Last Updated: December 20, 2020

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