My baking experiment #13 – cream cheese kolache

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:
http://allrecipes.com/recipe/cream-cheese-kolacky

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  1. Mix cream cheese and butter until smooth. Add flour slowly until well blended. Shape into a ball and chill for several hours.
  2. 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. 
  3. 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! 🙂

 

the ingredients
the ingredients
mixing butter & cream cheese
mixing butter & cream cheese
ball of dough
ball of dough
shape into cookies
shape into cookies
add the filling
add the filling
fresh from the oven
fresh from the oven
dust with powdered sugar
dust with powdered sugar
cooling on wire rack
cooling on wire rack
time to eat!
time to eat!
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