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Mushkazone (Hungarian Spice Cookies)

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“My grandmom made these every Christmas with a special copper wheat sheaf mold. My uncle inherited the mold and the recipe, but the recipe was not very clear. I found this on the web so I could recreate the memory. It's cut into bars instead of being molded.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix together Ground walnuts, bread crumbs, ground cloves, ground nutmeg and sugar.
  2. Beat egg yolks with melted butter.
  3. Mix beaten egg and butter mixture into mixing bowl ingredients with a wire pastry cutter.
  4. Firmly press the cookie mix flat into a 9 x 13 pan that has been buttered and floured on the bottom.
  5. It should be about one inch thick.
  6. It will seem crumbly at first.
  7. With a knife or straight edged pastry board scraper, carefully cut the dough into 1 inch by 2 inch bars.
  8. Bake at 325 degrees until firm, about 20- 25 minutes.
  9. It should darken in color a little; Watch carefully; Do Not Burn!
  10. Let bars cool in pan.
  11. After they are cooled, recut with knife and keep in cookie tin.

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