Kolachy Cookies are a traditional Hungarian Christmas Cookie made with a cream cheese dough and stuffed with fruit.
This Kolachy Cookies recipe is officially my last cookie recipe of the holiday season and I have to say I am a little relieved. Besides making some sprinkle sugar cookies on Christmas Eve with my daughter for Santa, I am done! This year, I have made more cookies than ever before, although some, like these pecan pie thumbprints, are not going to make it till Christmas. We have polished off every last one that I made! I had promised Ryan I would make more, but unfortunately, that is not going to happen at this point!
This is a very light dough, very pastry like, and they bake up so light and flaky. Except for the rolling out part, these are a cinch to make and the dough only requires 4 ingredients. I am glad I tried these this year and will definitely be adding them to my Christmas Cookie repertoire for future years!
- 2 sticks unsalted butter at room temperature
- 8 oz. cream cheese at room temperature
- 2 1/4 cups flour
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 4 oz. cream cheese softened
- 2 tbsp. powdered sugar plus more for dusting
- 1 can crushed pineapple drained very well
- or whatever you like!
Cream together butter and cream cheese, until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
Slowly add in the flour and salt, mixing until incorporated. Roll dough into two balls and covered with plastic wrap. Chill for at least two hours.
Remove from fridge and preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line baking sheets with silpats or parchment paper.Prepare filling by mixing the powdered sugar with the cream cheese.
Roll out one ball of dough until very thin. You want it to be as thin as you can make it.
Using a pizza cutter, cut your dough into a big square, removing the edges. Then cut your big square into small 2 by 2 squares.
On the diagonal, smear a bit of cream cheese then pineapple. Fold one edge in and then the other, sealing with water.
Bake on baking sheet for 12 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle with powdered sugar.
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