Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Christmas Kipple Recipe

 Yesterday was kipple baking day.

 This is another recipe I have in my mother's handwriting.  Though stained and wrinkled, it is much loved.  I can barely remember her but somehow I feel a connection when I make her recipes.  I alter hers a bit.  I only use butter not margarine.  You can find it here:  http://octoberfarm.blogspot.com/2009/12/favorite-christmas-cookies.html

The dough for this is much like a brioche dough.

It calls for lots of butter and egg yolks.

It is a wonderful dough to work with.

The filling consists of 4 cups of ground walnuts mixed into 1 cup of water which has been boiled with 2 cups of white sugar. Temper 2 eggs and mix them into the nuts with 1 tsp. of vanilla extract.  Simmer stirring until the nuts thicken.  Set aside to cool.

The dough is then rolled out into 3 inch squares and 1-1/2 tsp. of the nut mixture is placed in the middle.  Fold the two sides over and pinch.  Dip each kipple in egg white and roll them in granulated sugar.

Bake them at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.

Store in covered containers.  These are best after a few days.

8 comments:

Patty Woodland said...

Different. I've not seen these. Or if you had them on your blog I don't remember. They sound yummy

Barbara F. said...

Hi Joyce, I see you are going non-stop. Oh, those lucky neighbors of yours. I love this cookie, I know them as kiffels. I have never made them, but I always buy a few when I see them in bakeries. Love Wegman's version. xo

Laurie said...

It sounds to me that you have inherited your mums cooking skills, it must have been hard losing her so young, having her hand writing is such a treasure, such personal memento, to know her own hand wrote the words,

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

They look delicious. And even better, since you still have your mother's recipe.

Now, why in the world, to I think of Kipple, as being a kind of a drink? Must do a Search on this, to find what drink, I am miss-associating with your cookies.

luckybunny said...

Those look good - and I love that recipe in your moms handwriting... a nice thing to have :)

thecottagebythecranelaketwo said...

I love walnuts, this year it's the only nut I'll have so these might be the cookies to make this yule :-)

Have a great day!
Christer.

Mystica said...

I've come to your cookie baking very late - I think you are amazing.

NanaDiana said...

What a great recipe. I just found you through Whispr Sweet Cottages and I am your newest follower. Blessings- xo Diana