Day Nine of The Twelve Days of Christmas Cookies….KOLACHY !

These are Kolacky! They are extremely popular in north-east Ohio where I grew up. They are yummy! I made them with apricot jam and raspberry jam. Both are delicious. They are always a hit wherever they are served. They are easy to make, you just need to plan a little bit ahead, as the dough has to chill. I hope you will try these delicious little cookies; you will be glad you did and so will your family and friends!

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup softened butter
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 cups flour

Place the butter, cream cheese and powdered sugar in your mixer bowl. Blend on low speed till well blended. Now add the flour and mix till completely incorporated. Now turn out onto a lightly floured surface and shape into a rectangular block. Now wrap in plastic wrap and place it in the fridge for at least 1 hour.

First preheat your oven to 375*

Now prepare your baking sheets with silicone mats or parchment (you will need about 4 sheets)

Now take your dough out of the fridge, let it sit about 10 or 15 minutes. Now roll out the dough. (I have a couple rollers that are PVC pipe, I use them for big dough roll outs, as well as fondant when I make cakes)

Now trim the edges to make a rectangle, then cut the dough into squares about 3 inches by 3 inches.

Now place your jam onto the center of the dough, you can use disposable cake bags, or a 1/2 teaspoon. I use both.

Now take a filled square and bring 2 corners up to the middle as shown above, then fold that down and press it lightly with your finger, now move to a baking sheet.

Bake for 12 minutes, the edges will be browned but the cookie will look very light, this is exactly how they should look. Now let them cool on the pans or remove and cool the pan if you need to use it for more cookies. (I have lots of pans because I had my farm bakery for many years, I love having lots of pans! lol)

Now we will sugar the cookies, place a pile of sugar on one of the pans, put some cookies in the sugar, cover them with powdered sugar then place them onto a rack.

Now grab a cup of coffee, some cookies and enjoy!

Published by mothergoose53

I am a master pastry chef, a culinary chef, a mom, grandma, daughter, sister and auntie ! I love sharing my knowledge of food with everyone ! I got started by baking and cooking with my mom. I am one of 6 kids.. #3 !! There was always a big group to cook for, lots of kiddos , 2 parents and sometimes friends . That's where it all began . I hope you enjoy my blog ! Welcome to my world of food !!

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