This is a kolache. It's pronounced Ko-Lahtch-Key. It is awesome. Like beyond awesome. And you cover it with sugar until it looks like snow! Traditionally, you would use apricot jam, but strawberry or raspberry make it so pretty for Christmas. I used the tayberry I bought from Blue Cottage Jams. And if you don't care what color it is, blackberry is great, too. Basically, put jam on it. It'll make you happy.
1/2 C butter, softened
1 sm package ( 3oz) cream cheese, softened
1 1/4 C flour
1/4 C strawberry (or other) jam
1/4 C confectioner's sugar
Cream butter and cheese in a medium bowl. Beat until fluffy. Add flour, then mix well. Roll dough to 1/8 inch thickness on lightly floured surface. Cut with 2 inch round cutter. Place 2 inches apart on lightly greased cookie sheet. Spoon 1/4 tsp jam on each cookie. Fold opposite sides together. Bake at 375° for 15 minutes. Cool completely on wire racks and sprinkle with confectioner's sugar.
Yield about 2 dozen
- I used a square fondant cutter to cut the shapes, but you can use a round biscuit cutter or even a glass if it's all you have.
- If you're having trouble getting the sides to stick together, a little water or milk applied by fingertip should do the trick.
These are crispy and melty and light. Not too sweet. You will wonder where they have been all your life. Just ask Cara at Fork and Beans! She has made a gluten-free vegan version for our joint venture. Go and see it!
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