Kolacky Recipes

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Sophie's Kolacky image

This is my grandma's (Sophie) kolacky recipe, and it probably came from her grandmother in Poland. My family can't get enough of these at Christmas.

Provided by Peggy Malecki

Categories     Bread     Holiday Bread Recipes

Time 1h35m

Yield 18

Number Of Ingredients 8

6 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 cup butter
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons white sugar
⅛ teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 (21 ounce) can apple pie filling
2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease cookie sheets.
  • Using a pastry blender or food processor, cut butter into cream cheese.
  • In a small bowl, sift dry ingredients together except for confectioners' sugar.
  • Work dry ingredients into butter/cream cheese mixture until you have an even, mealy texture.
  • Knead to form a stiff dough. If the dough gets too soft, refrigerate for about five minutes before continuing.
  • Roll dough to 1/4-inch thickness.
  • Using a cookie cutter or glass, cut into about 3 inch diameter cookies. Keep re-rolling dough until you have used it all. Use your thumb to make a depression in each cookie. Place a 1/2 teaspoon of filling in the depression.
  • Bake for about 20 minutes (until lightly golden). Let cool on a cookie rack. Dust lightly with confectioners' sugar. Store in an airtight container

Nutrition Facts : Calories 216.4 calories, Carbohydrate 21.9 g, Cholesterol 37.5 mg, Fat 13.7 g, Fiber 0.7 g, Protein 2.3 g, SaturatedFat 8.6 g, Sodium 185.8 mg, Sugar 2.3 g


Easy Kolacky image

This simple Czech cream cheese pastry, pronounced kolotch-key, is a very old holiday favorite. Using Solo®-brand filling found in the baking aisle is a delicious time-saver. The prune flavor is scrumptious!

Provided by mommymeggy

Categories     Bread

Time 3h42m

Yield 36

Number Of Ingredients 6

1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 cup butter
½ cup confectioners' sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 (12.5 ounce) can apricot fruit filling (such as Solo®)
¼ cup confectioners' sugar for dusting


  • Place the cream cheese and butter in a large bowl; beat with electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Beat 1/2 cup of confectioners' sugar into the butter mixture. Slowly beat in the flour; mix well. Cover bowl and refrigerate at least 3 hours, or overnight.
  • Preheat an oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  • On a well floured board, roll out chilled dough to 1/8 inch. Use a pizza wheel to cut dough into 2 1/2 inch squares. Spoon approximately 2 teaspoons of filling in the center of each square; do not overfill. Fold opposite corners of each square into the middle to encase dough, pinching dough together in center. Filling should peek out a little at each end. Transfer cookies to an ungreased baking sheet.
  • Bake the kolacky in the preheated oven until set but not brown, about 12 minutes. Remove to racks to cool. Dust cooled kolacky with remaining powdered sugar.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 126.2 calories, Carbohydrate 14.4 g, Cholesterol 20.4 mg, Fat 7.4 g, Fiber 0.2 g, Protein 1.3 g, SaturatedFat 4.6 g, Sodium 58.8 mg, Sugar 6.9 g


Polish Kołaczki image

Try this recipe for Polish kołaczki, which are flaky little pastries filled with fruit, cheese, nut, or poppy seed pastes, popular year-round.

Provided by Barbara Rolek

Categories     Dessert

Time 2h

Number Of Ingredients 8

8 ounces cream cheese (room temperature)
1 1/2 cups salted butter (room temperature)
3 cups all-purpose flour
Granulated sugar (for rolling out dough)
Confectioners' sugar (for rolling out dough)
8 to 10 ounces cake and pastry filling (raspberry, apricot, prune, etc.)
1 egg white
Optional: confectioners' sugar for dusting


  • Gather the ingredients.
  • In a large bowl, beat cream cheese with butter until light and fluffy.
  • Add the flour, 1 cup at a time, and mix well.
  • Wrap dough in plastic and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  • Heat oven to 350 F. Roll out dough to a 12 x 18-inch rectangle-1/4-inch thick-on a silicone mat or a surface that has been dusted with equal parts confectioners' and granulated sugars (not flour), because the granulated sugar will act as ball bearings and help keep the dough from sticking.
  • Cut into 2-inch squares. Place 1/2 to 1 teaspoon filling on center of each square. Brush a tiny bit of beaten egg white on one corner and press the opposite corner on it, pressing the dough together lightly to seal.
  • Using a spatula, transfer the filled cookies to a parchment-lined sheet pan and bake for 15 minutes (longer if baking from frozen) or until corners start to brown.
  • Using a spatula, remove cookies from the baking sheet and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely before dusting with confectioners' sugar. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts : Calories 354 kcal, Carbohydrate 46 g, Cholesterol 57 mg, Fiber 1 g, Protein 3 g, SaturatedFat 11 g, Sodium 154 mg, Sugar 28 g, Fat 18 g, ServingSize 4 to 5 dozen cookies, UnsaturatedFat 0 g


Quick Kolacky image

This a quick kolacky recipe that you can fill with your choice of fillings.

Provided by Sue M.

Categories     Bread

Yield 72

Number Of Ingredients 6

4 ½ cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 cups butter
1 ½ teaspoons white sugar
½ pint sour cream
5 eggs


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Combine the flour, baking powder, butter or margarine, sugar, sour cream and eggs. Knead until dough is smooth.
  • Sprinkle a work surface generously with confectioners' sugar. Roll dough out over the confectioners' sugar to 1/4 inch thick, adding more as needed. Cut out into 3 inch squares and fill with nut, poppyseed or prune filling.
  • Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 15 minutes. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts : Calories 85.9 calories, Carbohydrate 6.3 g, Cholesterol 27.9 mg, Fat 6.2 g, Fiber 0.2 g, Protein 1.4 g, SaturatedFat 3.8 g, Sodium 56.6 mg, Sugar 0.1 g


Bohemian Kolaches image

This kolache recipe was given to me by my mother-in-law, who received it from her mother! It was a standard treat in their family, made nearly every week. Now I make these kolaches for my own family for special occasions. -Maxine Hron, Quincy, Illinois

Provided by Taste of Home

Categories     Breakfast     Brunch     Desserts

Time 40m

Yield about 28 rolls.

Number Of Ingredients 9

2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
1/2 cup sugar, divided
2 cups warm 2% milk (110° to 115°)
5-3/4 to 6-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
4 large egg yolks, room temperature
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup butter, softened
2 cups canned prune, poppy seed, cherry or lemon pie filling
1 large egg white, beaten


  • In a small bowl, dissolve yeast and 1 tablespoon sugar in warm milk; let stand 10 minutes. In a large bowl, combine 2 cups flour, remaining sugar, egg yolks, salt, butter and yeast/milk mixture. Mix until smooth. Add enough remaining flour to make a stiff dough. , Turn out onto a floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, 6-8 minutes. Add additional flour if necessary. Place dough in greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover; let rise in a warm place until doubled in bulk, about 1 hour. , Punch dough down and allow to rise again. Roll out on floured surface to 1/2-in. thickness. Cut with large glass or 2-1/2-in. cutter. Place on greased baking sheets; let rise until doubled, about 45 minutes. , Firmly press indentation in center and fill each roll with a heaping tablespoon of filling. Brush dough with egg white. Bake at 350° for 10-15 minutes or until rolls are light golden brown.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 164 calories, Fat 3g fat (2g saturated fat), Cholesterol 37mg cholesterol, Sodium 116mg sodium, Carbohydrate 29g carbohydrate (9g sugars, Fiber 1g fiber), Protein 4g protein.


Cream Cheese Kolacky image

The dough for these cookies is what makes them exceptional. I always quadruple this recipe for the holidays. Most popular fillings are peach, apricot, raspberry and date. Use your imagination! This year I'm trying Michigan cherry preserves and cranberry marmalade. You better hide a few for Christmas day--these are the ones that go first!

Provided by MBMCD

Categories     Desserts     Cookies     International Cookie Recipes     American Cookie Recipes

Time 3h25m

Yield 30

Number Of Ingredients 5

3 ounces cream cheese
½ cup butter, softened
1 cup all-purpose flour
½ cup any flavor fruit jam
⅓ cup confectioners' sugar for decoration


  • Mix cream cheese and butter until smooth. Add flour slowly until well blended. Shape into a ball and chill overnight or for several hours.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
  • Roll dough out 1/8 inch thick on a floured pastry board. Cut into 2 1/2 inch squares and place about 1/2 teaspoon jam or preserves in the center. Overlap opposite corners and pinch together. Place on ungreased cookie sheets.
  • Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven. Cool on wire racks. Sprinkle kolacky lightly with confectioner's sugar.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 72.1 calories, Carbohydrate 8.2 g, Cholesterol 11.3 mg, Fat 4.1 g, Fiber 0.2 g, Protein 0.7 g, SaturatedFat 2.6 g, Sodium 32 mg, Sugar 3.9 g


Kolachky Cookies image

Provided by Food Network

Categories     dessert

Time 2h45m

Yield 12 to 14 servings

Number Of Ingredients 5

2 sticks margarine, softened
6 ounces cream cheese, softened
2 cups flour
1 (12-ounce can) pureed fruit filling
Powdered sugar, for garnish


  • In a large bowl blend margarine and cream cheese together, by hand with a metal spoon. Slowly add flour until it is all incorporated and a dough is formed. The dough will be soft and sticky. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and put in refrigerator overnight, or for several hours (until hard to the touch).
  • Flour the countertop. Take a handful of dough out of bowl returning the unused portion to the refrigerator (continue this process until all mixture is used). Roll handful of dough out into an approximately 1/4-inch thickness. Take a 2 by 3-inch diamond shaped cookie cutter, and cut as many diamonds as possible (size of kolachky should be two bites, so the cutter cannot be large). Take leftover dough and roll out again, cutting more diamonds. Repeat until all the dough is used.
  • Place the diamond cut out onto the palm of hand. Put a 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of fruit filling (apricot or strawberry or raspberry or prune flavors) into the center of the diamond shape.
  • Dip your finger in a little bit of water, put on one side of diamond. Fold lengthwise and seal the tops of the kolachky together to create a 3-dimensional diamond shape. Place on cookie sheets and bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 10 to12 minutes.
  • DO NOT USE Super heat cookie sheets or any of the new non-stick coated cookie sheets. They will bake too quickly and burn the bottoms of the kolachky before you realize it. YOU MUST USE ANY KIND OF CHEAP COOKIE SHEETS usually bought at a grocery store. Cover the cookie sheet with foil or parchment paper. Do not grease the foil.
  • Look at your kolachky every few minutes, while baking, as ovens vary in heat distribution. The later batches may cook faster than the first ones. Check the BOTTOMS of the kolachkys. They are done when the BOTTOMS are soft golden brown. The tops may not look done, but they ARE! Remove from oven, wait 3 minutes, then remove to a cooling rack. When ready to serve, sprinkle with powdered sugar.


Kolachky image

My father and grandparents were born in Czechoslovakia. I use to watch my grandmother make these small pastries at Christmas time and I couldn't wait to eat them when she was all done. I do hope you will enjoy this recipe as much as I do. You will need a large area to work.

Provided by TRISH1452

Categories     Bread     Quick Bread Recipes

Time 1h55m

Yield 48

Number Of Ingredients 9

2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, room temperature
2 cups unsalted butter, softened
4 cups all-purpose flour
1 pound chopped walnuts
1 egg
½ cup honey
1 (12 ounce) can poppyseed filling
1 egg white
½ cup confectioners' sugar for dusting


  • In a large bowl, mix together cream cheese and butter until well blended. I like to use my hands, but you can also use a wooden spoon. Mix in the flour 1 cup at a time. As the dough becomes stiff, turn it out onto the counter and knead in flour until it is no longer sticky. Continue to knead the dough for 5 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Crush the walnuts to a fine consistency in a food processor. Stir in the egg and honey. On a well floured surface, roll the dough out to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut the dough into 3x3 inch squares. Place a teaspoon of filling in the center of each square. Use walnut for some and poppyseed for the rest. Roll the squares up and seal the edges. These can also be formed into triangles. Place the cookies 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Brush with egg white.
  • Bake for 15 to 17 minutes in the preheated oven, or until lightly browned. When cool, dust with confectioners' sugar.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 241.2 calories, Carbohydrate 17.8 g, Cholesterol 34.5 mg, Fat 17.9 g, Fiber 0.9 g, Protein 3.9 g, SaturatedFat 7.6 g, Sodium 37.1 mg, Sugar 4.4 g


Kolacky image

Provided by Barbara Grunes

Categories     Cookies     Dessert     Bake     Christmas     Vegetarian     Kid-Friendly     Condiment     Chill     Party     Jam or Jelly     Sugar Conscious     Kidney Friendly     Pescatarian     Peanut Free     Tree Nut Free     Soy Free     Kosher     Small Plates

Yield Makes 36 cookies

Number Of Ingredients 6

6 ounces (about 3/4 cup) cream cheese, at room temperature
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
About 3/4 cup prepared poppy-seed, apricot, or prune filling or thick jam of choice
Sifted confectioners' sugar for dusting


  • 1. In a large bowl, with an electric mixer, beat together the cream cheese, butter, and sugar on medium speed until light, about 2 minutes. On low speed, gradually beat in the flour just until mixed. The dough will be soft and sticky.
  • 2. Divide the dough in half. Pat each half into a thick disk and wrap separately in plastic wrap. Refrigerate until firm enough to handle, at least 1 hour or up to 1 day.
  • 3. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease or spray cookie sheets.
  • 4. Dust a pastry cloth or board with flour or confectioners' sugar. Remove 1 dough disk from the refrigerator and place it on the pastry cloth. Keep the remaining dough disk refrigerated. Roll out the dough into a square or rectangle 1/8 inch thick. Cut into 2 1/2-inch squares.
  • 5. Place 1 teaspoon of the filling in the center of each square. Pull 2 opposite corners of the square into the middle, and pinch the edges together to seal. Place the cookies on the prepared cookie sheets, spacing them about 1 1/2 inches apart. Repeat with the remaining dough and filling.
  • 6. Bake in the center of the oven until lightly golden, 12 to 15 minutes. Let cool on the cookie sheets for 1 to 2 minutes, then transfer to wire racks. Dust the tops with sifted confectioners' sugar while still warm, then let cool completely.

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