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Monday, December 9, 2013

Christmas treat - Cream Cheese Kolackys

This is a recipe different from any that I've ever seen.  I grew up close to Silver Lake, Minnesota.  When they made cream cheese Kolackys they put cream cheese on the bottom and another filling stack on tip of it and the outer dough was a bread type of dough.  This is a little bit more like a cookie.

It was pinned on Pinterest from:

Here is my version:

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Kolacky fresh out of the oven
3 ounces cream cheese
1/2 cup butter
1 cup flour (half white/half wheat)
1/2 cup any flavor jam/jelly (I used my canned cherry jam with honey.)
1/3 cup confectioner's sugar for decorating (optional)

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Cream cheese, butter and flour
Cream butter and cream cheese until smooth. Add flour slowly until well blended. Shape in a ball and chill for a few hours or overnight.

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Roll out dough
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees while you roll out the dough to 1/8 inch thick on a floured pastry board or sheet.

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2 1/2 inch squares

I have a tough time with straight lines but these are fairly close to 2 1/2 inches.  I cut the edges off an re-rolled the dough. Okay, I ate a few of the smaller edges. It was good!

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Top squares with jam
 Drop about 1/2 teaspoon of jam or jelly onto the center of the square and roll the corner in then pinch them together.  You can pull the four corners together or just two corners.
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Corners pinched together, the Kolacky is ready for the oven

 Place on ungreased cookie sheets.  I use my stones. Bake for 12-15 minutes until golden brown. 
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Delicious Kolackys

Even pinched together many of them pulled apart.  I gave my boyfriend a taste and he said they taste like "very flaky" aka rich. Face it cream cheese, butter and flour is a very rich tasting dough. The recipe makes about 2 1/2 dozen but you can't eat just one.  I think the next batch I am going to take whipped cream cheese and spread across the dough before I put the jam on top of it.  Just to add another level of decadence.

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