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Kiflice Recipe (Jam Filled Crescent Cookies)

With a tender flaky outer cookie and lucisous filled center, it's not a surprise that Croation kiflice, or jam-filled crescents are an absolute favorite dessert amongst grown-ups and kids alike.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: French
Keyword: cookies, dessert
Servings: 64 cookies
Calories: 88kcal
Author: Jane and Sonja


  • 1 tsp instant yeast
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • ½ cup milk warm
  • 1 egg
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 3 tbsp sour cream
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 cups butter
  • 1 cup plum jam or other filling of your choice
  • 1 packet Vanilla sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Dissolve yeast and 1 tsp of sugar in warm milk.
  • In a separate bowl combine eggs with sour cream with a fork. Add in yeast mixture.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, shredded butter and mix until blended together. Add in yeast mixture and mix on medium speed until well combined.
  • Remove from mixer and kneed briefly to form a large ball.
  • Divide into 8 even-sized balls.
  • Roll each to an 8 inch circle. Cut each circle into 8 trinagluar slices (like a pizza).
  • Add 1-2 tsps of filling to the wide edge of the triangle (as much as will stay in when the pastry is rolled).
  • Turn the corners in a little bit (helps to keep the filling from draining out).
  • Starting on the wide side of the triangle, roll each triangle to form small crescent shapes.
  • Arrange onto ungreased cookie sheet or parchment paper about 1” apart.
  • Bake at 350°F for 12-14 minutes, until slightly golden.


Calories: 88kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 55mg | Potassium: 17mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 203IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg