Friday, December 4, 2009

F2: Kolaches

Welcome again to Friday's Feast. Today I'll be sharing one of my Christmas cookie recipies.

If you don't know what Friday's Feast is all about, please read the Friday's Feast page for a more detailed explanation. If you want to join in on the feast— be sure to leave a comment and include the URL to your post so I and others can know of your contribution. Also, if you want to see a particular topic— feel free to suggest it as well (I'm always looking for new inspirations).


With inspirations from Mom…

This is a recipe that I found is very easy to make and is one of the cookies I make every Christmas. Caution… this recipe uses "real" ingredients— I have never tried substitutes, but if you are successful using something else, let me know.

Kolaches:

1 lb. Butter (4 Sticks)
8 oz. Cream Cheese
4 C Flour
2 T Baking Powder
2-3 T Sugar
1 12oz. Can Cake & Pastry Filling
1-2 C Confectioners Sugar

The finished product
  1. Soften the butter and Cream Cheese in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Cut in the Flour, Baking Powder and Sugar.
  3. Mix with your hands until it becomes a dough.
  4. Chill overnight
  5. Preheat Oven to 350°
  6. Roll no thinner than 1/8".
  7. Cut out circles.
    I use a shot glass, or even a small orange juice glass to do so.
  8. Place the circles on a baking sheet.
  9. Place an indentation into the circle to hold the filling.
  10. Place a small spoonful of filling into the indentation.
    I like raspberry and apricot as flavors, but feel free to use what ever you like.
  11. Bake for 15-20 minutes.
  12. Sprinkle Confectioners Sugar on top
  13. Enjoy

Since Christmas is just around the corner, I thought I would dedicate the entire month of December to it. Here are some possible topics that can whet your appetite:

  • Do you have any special meals that you make for Christmas?
  • Are there any food items that you only get around Christmas?
  • What is fruitcake anyway?
  • You can't have Christmas without cookies…

So… if you have anything that relates to this topic, be sure to leave a comment and include the URL so I can include you in the next weeks feast. Even if you have already posted on this topic in the past— your links are always welcome.


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