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Gayle's Famous Kiffles

Hello Everyone,

We all know the one reason our customers come to our Open house is for the Kiffles!

Gayle's Kiffles are well known by all our customers & now she wants to share them with you!

These are a little time consuming, but are delicious! Please let us know if you make them!

Original Recipe for Kiffles=120 balls

Preheat oven to 375°

Cover cookie sheets with parchment paper


1lb butter

1lb Crisco

8 cups unbleached flour (King Arthur)

4 eggs

2 cakes yeast

2 tbl white vinegar

8 oz (cup) sour cream


Filling: Bakers or Solo fillings


Cut butter and Crisco into flour and pinch of salt with pastry blender

Add eggs and sour cream mix with hands or I use kitchen aid with dough hook attachment

Dissolve yeast in vinegar then add to mix

Shape into 4 balls

Wrap with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least overnight

Take out one ball at a time

Spread powdered sugar on a board

Break off workable amounts to roll out with pastry roller till thickness you prefer

Always keep lots of powdered sugar on board and dough

Cut approximately 2.5 to 3 inch round shapes out with a plastic cup

Fill each round with half tsp filling

Roll in crescent shape, place on parchment covered cookie sheet

Bake at 375 degrees for 12 min till lightly browned

Remove from pan to cool


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