If you’ve never tried jam kolaches, You’re in for a treat! I love Allrecipes, it was one of the first places I used to go to find and try new things to cook. I love that these are from ordinary people, just like you and me, and that they are sharing dishes that many times have been handed down to them. This is one of those delicious recipes!
Now, to be clear, there are a couple of different ways as I understand it that we can make (and spell) these (kolaczki/kolacky/kolace/kalatchi), depending on what country you are getting your recipe from. For example, the Czechoslovakian version I believe may have yeast in it, and be more like a pastry. The version I am sharing is a Polish version and does not have yeast and is shaped like, well, a Cookie!
What I love about these cookies is that they freeze beautifully, if you have any left over, that is! They make a great addition to any holiday celebration or gift basket. Let’s jump right in!
What you’ll need:
- 2 cups butter softened
- 12 ounces cream cheese softened
- 5 cups flour
- 1 cup Jam (I used apricot and blueberry, choose whatever you like)
- 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
Kitchen items you’ll need to help you prepare this recipe:
- Flex+ Multi-Prep Set
- 4-Qt Mixing Bowl
- Dry Measuring Cups
- Measuring Spoons
- Prep Bowls
- Pastry Mat
- Cookie Sheet
- Cooling Rack
- Powdered Sugar Shaker
- Marble Rolling Pin & Holder Set
- Teal Mini Nylon Serving Spatula
Preheat oven to 375°
Beat butter and cream cheese until light and fluffy.
Add flour gradually, mixing after each addition.
Roll dough to 1/8-inch thickness.
Cut into 2-inch circles
Spoon ¼ tsp jam onto each circle.
fold opposite edges together.
Bake 15 minutes on stone or cookie sheet.
Cool for 10 minutes, then sprinkle with confectioners’ sugar.
That’s it! These cookies make a wonderful gift, they freeze BEAUTIFULLY, which means you can make them now, freeze and have them for the next few months! From this recipe, I was able to make @ 107 cookies. Please let me know if you give this a try, or if you have a similar recipe. My video is below. I would love to hear from you. Let’s make great food together!