Saturday, December 13, 2008


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.


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
  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


Wendyburd1 said...

Wait is it sandwich cookie? I can't tell. And what does Kolache mean? origin?

Tara Bennett said...

Stopping through by way of Blog Stalkers Unite. Thanks for the recipe!

Anonymous said...

wow, those look very yummy. I'm not sure I've seen the cake filling. What section is it in? Does jam work?

Errant said...

seems delicious .. thanx for sharing

Cajoh said...

To answer some of the questions about the recipe:

I think that it is from Poland… though I am sure my Mom got it from a cookbook somewhere— she's Austrian, not Polish.

I use Solo Pastry filling in my recipe… I chose not to name any particular brand name since I am unsure if you can get it everywhere.

Vodka Mom said...

you had me at butter........

angi_b72 said...

those look yummy!! Thanks for stopping by!!

Ash said...


I LOVE Kolache - happy memories of driving home from college through West, Texas (the town, not the direction). Home of the best Kolache on the planet.

Next to yours, of course ;-) - looks so yummy.


Unknown said...

Love Kolache! Too lazy to make them.

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Kristen said...

Sounds wonderful...I'm putting it on my recipe list to make!!
Thanks for sharing

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