These easy kolache or kolachy cookies are a staple in many Eastern European countries, with slight variations. Once you try them you'll discover why!
Servings: 18 cookies, approx
- 3 oz cream cheese 85g
- 4 oz unsalted butter 115g (1 stick)
- 1 ¼ cups all purpose flour 175g plain flour
- 6 tbsp jam (choose flavors of your choice)
- 1 tsp confectioner's sugar (for dusting, approx) icing sugar
Ahead of time
Cream together the cream cheese and butter until smooth and slightly fluffy.
Mix in the flour, around a third to half at a time, until combined. Form into a ball, wrap with cling wrap/film and refrigerate overnight (or at least a couple hours).
When ready to bake
Preheat the oven to 350F/175C.
Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface into a relatively thin layer, approx ¼in/2mm thick. Trim the edges off the dough and cut it in to squares approx 2 ½in/6cm square.
Put approx 1tsp of jam in the middle of each square and fold over opposite corners. Seal them together by pressing with one finger inside, one over, using a little water to help them seal if needed.
Place the cookies on a lined cookie sheet and bake for approx 15-18 minutes until going lightly golden around the edges.
Leave to cool a minute before carefully transferring to a cooling rack. Dust with confectioner's sugar before serving.
Calories: 115kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 18mg | Potassium: 22mg | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 220IU | Vitamin C: 0.6mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 0.5mg