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:
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.