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Kolacky Recipe


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"Cute & yummy fruit-filled pastry."

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Original recipe makes 2 dozen Change Servings


  1. Combine margarine and cream cheese in large bowl; beat with mixer at medium speed until smooth and creamy. Beat in vanilla.
  2. Combine flour and salt in small bowl; gradually add to margarine mixture, beating until mixture forms soft dough.
  3. Divide dough in half; wrap each half in plastic wrap. Refrigerate until firm.
  4. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  5. Roll out half of dough on lightly floured pastry cloth or board to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut with top of glass or biscuit cutter into 3 inch rounds.
  6. Spoon 1/2 teaspoon fruit preserves/jam onto center of each dough circle. Beat egg with water in small bowl; lightly brush onto edges of dough circles. Bring three edges of dough up over fruit; pinch edges together to seal. Place on ungreased cookie sheets; brush with egg mixture. Repeat with remaining dough and fruit.
  7. Bake 12 minutes or until golden brown. Let stand on cookie sheets 1 minute. Transfer kolackys to wire rack; cool completely. Store in tightly covered container.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 21, 2009

The cookie is fairly easy to make. I had a problem with them exploding open in the oven, but found that I needed to roll the dough thinner and I probably need to use a bigger circle. I did not think that using a 2 and 3/4 inch diameter circle would make a difference, but it did. It was hard to get enough jelly in them. But all that aside, it is one of the most delicious cookies I have ever tried and I will keep trying until I can make them perfect (or until I weigh 500 pounds which ever comes first)!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 21, 2013

I didn't have a problem with the dough staying chilled, but I didn't get them think enough, plus I started out using too much filling (hint, definitely use a measuring teaspoon instead of eyeballing off of a kitchen spoon). I had to bake them longer because I got the dough too thick and my first dozen or so didn't stay sealed. However, ultimately they came out tasting pretty good.


12 Ratings

Aug 10, 2006

This is an incredibly simple recipe that can be made with common ingredients. I made these last night to use up some extra cream cheese I had and the folks at my office scarfed them down in no time flat. They go great with coffee or tea. Just one tip: make sure to work with the dough when its still chilled or it will be difficult to fold the pastries.

Jul 20, 2009

I made these cookies this evening. It goes very well with tea or coffee. It is simple and delicious. I sprinkled roasted sesames on top before I put them in the oven. The filling can be changed, next time I will try these fillings: apple-cinnamon-walnut mixture, peanut butter, chocolate, or more savory taste feta cheese and parsley would be great too. Thanks!

Jan 14, 2007

These cookies are so delicious and pretty easy to make. I would make them again in a heartbeat!

Dec 14, 2013

This is the most delicious recipe for Kolacky I've ever made. For those who found the dough 'difficult' to work with, I offer a suggestion: It is helpful to form about a generous 'cup' of dough into a 'patty' before refrigerating it. I made three 'fat' patties out of this recipe, then wrapped them in plastic wrap before refrigerating. Place them on the counter to soften A BIT before rolling them out. This makes them easy to roll out....hope this helps:D

Apr 12, 2010

I would give it 5 stars for taste and 2 for ease if I could. The cookies were delicious. It's just so difficult to work with this dough. I kept it in the fridge for 3 hours, took out half and by the time I had crafted 5 or 6 cookies (it takes some practice) it was too soft to work with. I ended up tossing batches in and out of the freezer as I made 4-5 cookies at a time. I went through A LOT of flour just to keep from it sticking to my workspace. All in all the cookies look ok, taste great. But the time and labor that went into about 20 cookies (I had to scrap a couple from leaking) could be better spent with something else.


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  • Calories
  • 156 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 12.8 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 44 mg
  • 15%
  • Fat
  • 10.7 g
  • 16%
  • Fiber
  • 0.4 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 2.2 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 108 mg
  • 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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