Jam Kolaches

Jam Kolaches - Polish Recipes

These Jam Kolaches are absolutely amazing! They are pronounced Ko-Lahtch-Key, and are traditionally made with apricot jam, but any type of jam will work! Here is a recipe that we like to use:

Jam Kolaches
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.