Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Cookie du Jour- Kolachky

Kolachky are so delicious. Rich, flaky, buttery dough with sweet filling. What's not to love?

This afternoon I tried a new recipe from allrecipes, but halved the quantities and modified a bit. It still yielded about 50 generously-sized treats. The deep freeze still had many jars of apricot jam that I made this summer, so that was our filling of choice.

1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, room temperature
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
2 cups all-purpose flour

Mix butter & cream cheese until combined. Add flour a little at a time until all is incorporated. This is a very, very sticky dough. Flour your work surface well and take out a third of the dough. Roll out, flouring and turning often, until pie crust thickness. Using sharp knife, cut 3 inch squares. Dollop a bit of jam onto square and fold opposite edges together. Pinch to seal.

Bake at 350 degrees on parchment for 15 minutes. Cool & dust with confectioner's sugar. Try not to eat entire batch in one day.
I've linked this post to a great blog about all things sweet. Read & be inspired!


  1. You've just posted two-days worth of some of my favorite cookies. Buttery spritz that bring such fond memories of mom & Aunt Betty's cookies and apricot kolachkies....YUM!!! I have always loved those but I will never make them because I would sit down and eat the whole batch in one day (makes you wonder how I got to this place of pre-diabetes).

    How do you bake all of this and not turn into a massive barrel? Enrique is probably at the gym 5 hours a day just to avoid getting massive.

  2. I send him to work with a lot of cookies to share. Then I just limit myself to a few and put the rest out of sight. I do not make toffee or fudge until the last minute b/c it is WAY too tempting.

  3. Try the spritz recipe. It is much less tempermental than the recipe mom uses.

  4. I don't have a spritz machine....actually didn't you have an old one that I was supposed to get from you this past summer?

  5. I always knew she was your favorite.

  6. Whoa, yum. Those look so good. I am a little tired of sweets at the moment, but I know that will pass, so your fruit filled treats looks amazing right now. Thanks for sharing this with us at Sweet Sunday Blog Party!