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. These are bite-sized pastries made with flour and even crescent rolls at some places. I like to make it from scratch and fill it with jam and poppy seeds. My grandmother liked it with nuts, so you always have the option to choose whatever you like. The key point is to use fresh cream cheese for this recipe.
I have seen a lot of ingredients that people are using for these amazing cookies, but I think the one I use indeed comes in handy. Your main ingredients, except for the filling, are flour, cream cheese, and unsalted butter. I think these are already in your pantry if you bake a lot.
How to get the best results when making Kolacky?
The main thing is to get the finest finishing of your dough. You should always keep flour by your side on the counter. Sprinkle it when rolling out the dough to ensure it won’t stick.
If you cannot follow the original recipe for shaping these cookies, you can follow an easy idea. Use a circle tool of 2 inches to shape cookies of the dough. Add 1 tbsp of filling to the bottom circle and cover it with another circle cut out of dough. Press the sides with the help of a fork so the filling won’t come out.
How to keep the filling inside of the Kolacky?
There are two ways of keeping the filling inside the Kolacky. Firstly, do not add too much flour when rolling out the dough because you need a slight stickiness for the filling. Secondly, you can use egg wash to be 100% sure that the filling won’t come out, and you will get the best results when baking.
How to store Kolacky?
You may have some Kolacky leftovers. You can keep them in an airtight container and store them in the fridge for 4-5 days. For freezing, store them the same way and keep them p to 6 months, and they will still be fresh. My recommendation is always to make these in bulk quantity.
Easy Kolacky Recipe
- Unsalted butter 1 stick At room temperature
- Cream cheese half cup At room temperature
- One and a ¼ cup of flour
- Pastry fruit filling ⅔ cup You can easily find it at a grocery store
- Powdered sugar 2 tbsp Optional for icing
- Mix flour, butter, and cream cheese in a large bowl. With the help of a fork or spoon, mix it well, and then use your hands to make a nice dough. Knead it for 5 to 7 minutes and then cover it with plastic wrap.
- Put the bowl in the freezer for 10 minutes and let it out.
- Dush your clean counter with some flour and get the dough out. Roll it in a rectangular shape to get ⅛ thickness.
- Now you can either cut out circles or squares. If you are taking our circles, just put the pastry filling in and add another circle on the top. For squares, add the pastry filling in the center, and use the sides around it to lift over the filling. Press them a little and then put them carefully on a baking sheet.
- Bake it at 340 degrees F for 15 minutes, then dust with some icing sugar.