Kolache Cookies

Kolache Cookies Image by: Kolache Cookies Author: Canadian Living

These pastries of Czech, Hungarian and Polish origins are also popular in regions of Canada and the US.

  • Portion size 40 servings
  • Credits : Holiday Cookies 2010

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg cream cheese softened
  • 3/4 cups unsalted butter softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon water
Poppy seed filling:
  • 3/4 cups poppy seeds
  • 2/3 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped raisins
  • 2 tablespoons liquid honey
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon rind

Method

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In large bowl, beat together cream cheese, butter and vanilla until fluffy.

In separate bowl, stir together flour, granulated sugar and salt; stir into butter mixture in 2 additions to make soft dough. Divide in half. Press into discs; wrap each and refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour.

Poppy seed filling: Meanwhile, in clean coffee grinder or blender, grind poppy seeds. In saucepan, bring milk, sugar, raisins, water, honey and butter to boil. Stir in poppy seeds and lemon rind; return to boil. Reduce heat to medium; cook, stirring often, until fairly dry and stiff, about 5 minutes. Let cool.

On lightly floured surface, roll out each disc to 15- x 12-inch (38 x 30 cm) rectangle. Cut each into twenty 3-inch (8 cm) squares.

In small bowl, whisk egg with water; brush over squares. Place about 1 tsp (5 mL) poppy seed filling in centre of each square. Starting at corner, roll to opposite corner, enclosing filling and tucking corner under.

Place, about 1 inch (2.5 cm) apart, on parchment paper–lined baking sheets. Bake in 400°F (200°C) oven until golden, about 14 minutes. Transfer to racks; let cool. Dust with icing sugar.

Nutritional facts PER COOKIE: about

  • Sodium 41 mg
  • Protein 2 g
  • Calories 109.0
  • Total fat 8 g
  • Potassium 47 mg
  • Cholesterol 23 mg
  • Saturated fat 4 g
  • Total carbohydrate 9 g

%RDI

  • Iron 4.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 7.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 5.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 6.0
  • Vitamin C 0.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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