Jam-Filled Kolache Cookies

Kolache Cookies with Apricot Filling
Kolache Cookies with Apricot Filling. Photo: Diana Rattray
Ratings (16)
  • Total: 22 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 12 mins
  • Yield: 1 1/2 Dozen (9 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
239 Calories
18g Fat
13g Carbs
8g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

These butter cookies are made with a pastry-like cream cheese dough. The jam and a light dusting of confectioners' sugar are the only sweeteners. 

The pictured cookies were cut out with a square cookie cutter. They can be cut out with a round cookie cutter as well. 

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter (softened)
  • 1 package/3 ounce cream cheese (​softened)
  • 1 1/4 cups flour (all-purpose)
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup jam (chilled)
  • 1/4 cup sugar (confectioners')

Steps to Make It

  1. In a mixing bowl with an electric mixer, combine the butter and cream cheese; beat until fluffy.

  2. Add flour to the mixture and blend well.

  3. Shape the dough into a disk and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 20 to 30 minutes.

  4. Heat the oven to 350 F. Lightly grease a baking sheet or line with parchment paper.

  5. Roll dough to 1/8-inch thickness on a lightly floured surface; cut with a 2 to 2 1/2-inch square cutter. Place them about 1 1/2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheet.

  6. Spoon 1/4 to 1/2  teaspoon jam onto the center of each cookie. Fold opposite sides together, slightly overlapping edges.

  7. Bake at 375° for 12 to 15 minutes.

  8. Remove the pan to wire racks to cool. Lightly sift confectioners' sugar over the cooled cookies.

Makes about 20 to 24 cookies

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