Friday, November 21, 2014

Kolacky Day

Last Friday, the women in my family got together for our annual "kolacky day," where we make massive amounts of tiny Polish cookies for our family gatherings.

Cookie filling: prune & apricot are the traditional flavors, thankfully other flavors were added over the years, because otherwise I would never eat kolacky.  ;)

 My mom & aunts rolling dough 

 Gramma filling cookies

 One of my finished sheets of kolacky. I am a kolacky-filling machine!

Recipe for Kolacky(makes 12 doz.)

Dough: 8oz cream cheese
2 sticks margarine or butter
2 1/2 cups flour
dash of salt

Filling: prune, apricot, almond, strawberry, or cherry pie filling, we use Solo brand.

Cream together cheese, margarine & salt. Add flour and work into a dough.
Wrap in wax paper & refrigerate overnight.
Roll dough to about 1/8 inch thickness and cut into 2 1/2 inch squares(or use diamond cookie cutter).
Place 1/2 tsp. of filling in center of squares and fold over two opposite corners. Press corners together so they don't pop open while baking. 
Bake at 425ºF for 5-7 minutes, keeping an eye on them so they won't burn. Let cool.
Sprinkle with powdered sugar.  {Family kolacky motto: "Powdered sugar hides a lot."}

{The cookies can be assembled and frozen until ready to bake, just make sure they are on wax paper so they don't stick together.}

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