My husband and his twin brother have raved about these cookies fro years. They are called Kiflice and were made for them by their paternal grandmother. This recipe came from grandpa's Croatian/Italian cousin, Mrs. Martin Novosel.
Last night my brother in law and his wife made these. My husband had not had them since his youth. It brought back wonderful memories for him.
Grandma's Kiflice Recipe
1 8 oz cream cheese
1 lb. butter
1 lb flour (4 cups)
8 egg whites
2C fine ground walnuts or pecans
1 c sugar
1/2 tsp cram of tarter
*Powdered sugar to roll baked cookies into
Cream the cheese. Add butter and flour. MIX WELL (until you can form into balls the size of a walnut). Put in a covered container and refrigerate overnight (can be refrigerated for 2 weeks and bale a few at a time). Mix 2 parts flour and 1 part sugar. Flour the bread board with mixture. Roll out balls thin (about 2 inches). Put a tsp of filling on corner, roll and shape in a horn (corner of square to corner of square and twist ) Makes 9 dozen.
For filling: Beat egg whites and cream of tarter until peaks form. Gradually add sugar and put the nuts in the filling. Fold. Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes or until golden brown. Dredge cooled cookies in powdered sugar and serve.