Kolachky (Kolaczki ) are little Polish pastries. They can be filled with all sorts of yummy fillings, raspberry, prune, apricot, cheese...the list goes on and on. Some recipes use a yeast based dough, others more of a pastry dough. The shapes vary from diamonds to circles to little dumpling type. The unbaked kolachky can be frozen and baked a few at a time for a little treat (they never last that long in my house!)
This is one of my favorite recipes ever. My grandmother always made these for me. She got the recipe from her mother. Now my daughters make them with me every Christmas. 5 generations making these yummy, easy cookies.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
8 oz cream cheese- softened
2 1/2 sticks margarine
2 1/2- 3 cups flour
1 can Solo brand pie filling (we like apricot or raspberry)
Cream the margarine and cream cheese well. Slowly add flour a little at a time until thoroughly mixed. This is a very soft dough. Chill the dough for 20 minutes in the fridge.
Roll pieces of the dough out on a floured cutting board until about 1/4 inch thick. Cut out diamond shape pieces.
Place a small amount of filling in the center of the diamond. Pinch 2 shorter edges together.
Bake for 15-20 minutes, just until bottoms are starting to turn golden. Remove from cookie sheets to cake/cookie rack to cool. When cool sprinkle tops literally with powdered sugar. YUM.
Makes about 4 dozen.
Bonus- Because there is no egg in this dough, you can "test" the dough raw :)