Jam-Filled Kolache Cookies

Kolache Cookies with Apricot Filling
Kolache Cookies with Apricot Filling. Photo: Diana Rattray
  • 22 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 12 mins
  • Yield: 1 1/2 Dozen (9 servings)
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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. 

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What You'll Need

  • 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')

How 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.
  1. Spoon 1/4 to 1/2  teaspoon jam onto the center of each cookie. Fold opposite sides together, slightly overlapping edges.
  2. Bake at 375° for 12 to 15 minutes.
  3. 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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