Easy Kolacky Recipe


Hello everyone! Today I want to share with you my recent discovery of a traditional Czech pastry called Kolacky. It all started when my grandma showed me a picture of her childhood memories of making these delicious treats with her family. I was immediately curious and asked her to teach me how to make them. Unfortunately, she didn’t remember the recipe, but she told me about the history and cultural significance of Kolacky.

Kolacky is a type of pastry that originated in the Czech Republic and has become a staple in Czech culture. It’s a sweet, buttery dough filled with a variety of fruit jams or nut fillings. The name “Kolacky” comes from the Czech word “koláče,” which means “little circle.” The pastries are typically round or crescent-shaped, and they are often decorated with confectioners’ sugar.

I was fascinated by the history and cultural significance of Kolacky, so I decided to do some research and learn more about this delicious treat. I found out that Kolacky is often served during special occasions and holidays, such as Christmas, Easter, and weddings. They are also a popular treat for everyday snacking and are often served with coffee or tea.

After learning about the history and cultural significance of Kolacky, I was even more determined to make them. I went online and found a recipe, and I was surprised by how easy it was to make. The dough was simple to mix, and the filling options were endless. I decided to try a classic fruit filling, and the result was amazing! The pastry was flaky and buttery, and the filling was sweet and fruity. I was impressed by how a simple pastry could be so delicious.

Making Kolacky was a fun and rewarding experience, and I loved learning about the history and cultural significance of this traditional Czech pastry. I shared my creations with my friends and family, and they were all impressed by the delicious taste and presentation. I even received requests for more Kolacky, which made me feel proud of my new-found baking skills.

In conclusion, Kolacky is a delicious pastry that has a rich history and cultural significance. It’s a simple and easy-to-make treat that is perfect for special occasions or everyday snacking. I encourage everyone to try making Kolacky and experience the joy and satisfaction that comes with baking these traditional Czech pastries. Thank you for joining me on this culinary journey, and I hope you enjoyed learning about Kolacky as much as I did.

Easy Kolacky Recipe

Kolacky is a famous recipe from Czech cuisine that people enjoy and make worldwide. I have never tried the traditional taste of it but have been making my grandmother’s recipe for a long time.
3.80 from 10 votes
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Course: Bread
Cuisine: Czech
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 25 minutes
Servings: 30



  • Assemble all the ingredients.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine cream cheese and butter until creamy.
  • Gradually add flour to the mixture, blending until just incorporated.
  • Shape the dough into a ball, cover the bowl, and refrigerate for a minimum of 3 hours or overnight.
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).
  • Roll out the dough on a floured surface to a thickness of 1/8 inch.
  • Cut the dough into 2 1/2 inch squares and place 1/2 teaspoon of jam in the center of each.
  • Fold opposite corners of each square together and pinch them to seal. Place the pastries on an ungreased baking sheet.
  • Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, about 10-12 minutes.
  • Let the kolacky cool on wire racks and dust with confectioners’ sugar before serving.


  1. mary

    made these through the years – so good – bet you can’t eat just one!!!

  2. Janet Lieb

    4 stars
    Janet, I love your name, by the way, I have a great suggestion! Seriously! I am a fairly newly diagnosed diabetic, and I used to love to bake (and eat) all of these types of wonderful things. You could open up to a whole new clientele if you could make and advertise these recipes using almond flour and Stevia and things that would lower the carbs a lot! Not only diabetics, but many people are doing the Keto diet, very, very similar to diabetic diet, would really appreciate it! Many of the things that I have looked into and tried with these types of ingredients are delicious! Thank-you so much! Sincerely, Janet Lieb

    • Kim Worden

      I second that! I would imagine the substitutes would work. We should try!


    5 stars
    I haven’t tried this recipe yet, but I have made them in the past and I always have trouble with the flaps. They always seem to open up on me and I have tried many different techniques to keep them closed and nothing. Not sure what I am doing wrong.

  4. Rufus Baldock

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  5. MaryLou

    5 stars
    When you say 1 stick of butter do you mean 4 or 8 oz stick

    • Vernie

      I think the most acceptable butter or pork comes in a 1 pound box made up of 4 sticks ,8oz each so if you get 4oz sticks then there’s probably 8 of them. Just my thinking.

  6. Linda Cummings

    Can you use this recipe to make thumbprint cookies?

  7. Jocelyn Panem

    Thank you for sharing your recipes

  8. Sharon McNamara

    My grandmother made kolaches all the time my grandmother was called “Bubby” the original kolach are make with yeast. Although this recipe is very good, nothing compares to the original dough. Also there are fillings made by a company called solo they have prune and apricot and poppy seed and strawberry and Cherry delicious fillings the only one they don’t have is the cheese one that my Bubby used to make all the time

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