From Wikipedia: A kolach (plural kolache, also spelled kolace or kolacky, from the Czech and Slovak plural koláče, sg. koláč) is a type of pastry that holds a dollop of fruit rimmed by a puffy pillow of supple dough. Originating as a semisweet wedding dessert from Central Europe, they have become popular in parts of the United States.
I’m gonna bake some cream cheese kolache cookies with 3 different fillings:
3 ounces cream cheese
1 stick butter, softened
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup any flavor fruit jam
1/3 cup powdered sugar for decoration
- Mix cream cheese and butter until smooth. Add flour slowly until well blended. Shape into a ball and chill for several hours.
- Preheat oven to 350 F. Roll dough into 1 inch balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheet and make an indentation in the middle with thumb. Place 1/2 tsp (approx) of jam or preserves in indentation.
- Bake for 12 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Cool. Sprinkle lightly with powdered sugar.
I managed to make 28 cookies out of the dough. They were filled with orange marmalade, strawberry jam, and Nutella! The marmalade turned out best, both flavor-wise and consistency since it’s thick & gooey. The jam became too thin and kinda leaked a little. The Nutella hardened into fudge-like consistency but still tasted good.
I liked these little kolache cookies! The dough was so easy to make with only 3 ingredients. They were not too sweet since the dough has no sugar; only sweetness came from the filling & the powdered sugar. They looked festive too, great for the holidays. I’m ready to bake another batch of these cookies! 🙂