These flaky mini pastries are fun to make. You can put just about anything from apricot, raspberry, prune, almond, poppy seed, and sweet cheese. Even strawberry, blueberry, and pineapple. The dough is made with cream cheese and butter and it bakes amazing – buttery and flaky. Kolackies are very versatile, not only that it goes with anything but you can shape it round, square, or diamond-shaped. It is a bit of work to make but they are not difficult to whip up. This I think is one of the simplest pastries I know. These kolackies are commonly seen during holidays or special occasions but are great all year round. The kids adored these tinies and these are pretty to give as gifts. These littles are amazing, sweet, delicious, and you can experiment on your filling choice. I think it is great because you’ll get not only two flavors but a lot in these little things.
3 ounces cream cheese
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup any flavor fruit jam
1/3 cup confectioners’ sugar for decoration
How to make Cream Cheese Kolacky
Step 1: Combine the cream cheese and butter until smooth.
Step 2: Slowly add the four and mix until incorporated.
Step 3: Spoon the batter and shape into balls. Place inside the fridge to chill for several hours or overnight.
Step 4: When ready to bake, prepare the oven. Preheat it to 350 degrees F or 180 degrees C.
Step 5: On a floured pastry board, roll out a 1/8-inch thick dough and slice into 2 1/2-inch squares.
Step 6: Put about half a teaspoon of jam or preserves in the middle.
Step 7: Grab the opposite corners, overlap, and pinch together. Transfer the kolacky on ungreased cookie sheets.
Step 8: Place inside the preheated oven and bake for about 10 to 12 minutes.
Step 9: Once done, remove from the oven and cool on wire racks. Lightly sprinkle the top with confection’s sugar.