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Kolaczki


For the dough:
1 pound cream cheese, softened
4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 pound butter or margarine (softened)
2 egg whites

For the filling (choose one or more of the following):
raspberry jam
strawberry jam
apricot jam
nut filling (recipe below)

Combine cream cheese and butter until smooth. Add flour gradually, until a soft dough ball has formed. Cover and chill overnight. Preheat oven to 350 F. Roll out small sections of dough. (Keep remaining dough chilled.) Cut dough into rectangles roughly 1 1/2 x 2 inches. Place filling on one corner of the pastry and roll it up. Seal the edge with egg white. Alternately, cut dough into squares, place filling in center and bring opposite corners together in the center of the filling. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes.

Nut Filling
1 pound ground walnuts
2 cups sugar
water

Combine nuts and sugar. Gradually add water until mixture forms a stiff paste.

Note: In English, these are sometimes also spelled Kolaches.

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Reviews of Kolaczki:

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  Rachel in MA  Dec 17, 2013
Would make this again.
Delicious rolled in powdered sugar and then a bit more sprinkled on top. I made apricot and raspberry jams, looking forward to trying walnut and poppy seed. 5 stars

  Toby in Louisiana  Dec 14, 2013
Would make this again.
My mom use to make these at Christmas time and now I do. They're a big hit. 5 stars

  A cookie baker in Kansas  Nov 10, 2011
Would make this again.
This is a Czech recipe.

  michelle pueblo,co in new jersey  Oct 6, 2011
Would make this again.
These cookies have been a family tradition since i was a little kid we loved making these at christmas , my son looks forward to these every year it is a tradition.. Now this year i have to make 4 batches since i am sending them to my son in the Marines ... Have fun making and baking these with your kids ... Start a new tradition... 5 stars

   Dec 27, 2009
Would make this again.
I have made these every year with out the egg white. It is a family tradition, and was one when I was a child growing up. My kids expect them!! Instead of rolling in powder sugar, trying sprinkling it on right out of the oven. 5 stars

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