Grandma's Kolachy Cookies Recipe


Kolachy Cookies (also called Kolache Cookies) are a staple of any holiday season. A simple but tasty recipe, passed down from grandmothers and moms all over the world. Fill these delicate treats with your favorite jam to create a two-bite dessert that will bring back warm family memories. Learn how to make Grandma’s Kolachy Cookie recipe here.
Makes: About 6 1/2 dozen cookies.
Skill Level: None

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Step 1

In large bowl, beat cream cheese and butter with electric mixer on medium speed until well combined. Add flour, vanilla and salt; beat until just combined. Divide dough into 2 disks. Wrap with plastic wrap and chill at least 12 hours.

Step 2

Heat oven to 375°F.

Step 3

Working with 1 disk at a time, roll each to 1/8-inch thickness on generously floured surface. Cut cookies using 2-inch round cutter. Place on cookie sheet and make indentation in dough with thumb. Spoon 1/2 teaspoon pastry filling into each indentation.

Step 4

Bake 16-18 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool cookies on pan on cooling grid 5 minutes. Remove from pan; cool completely on grid. Dust with confectioners sugar before serving.

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cream cheese, softened

1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened

butter, softened

1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened

all-purpose flour

2 cups all-purpose flour

salt

1/2 teaspoon salt

Poppy seed, apricot and strawberry pastry filling

Poppy seed, apricot and strawberry pastry filling

Confectioners' sugar, for dusting

Confectioners' sugar, for dusting

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Electric mixer

Electric mixer

Plastic wrap

Plastic wrap

2 in. round cookie cutter

2 in. round cookie cutter

Cookie Sheet

Cookie Sheet

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