Kolacky/Kolache (Slovak Sweet Dough with Filling)

My husband’s family has Slovak heritage, and these sweet little kolacky/kolache Slovak Sweet Dough with Filling cookies have been a Christmas tradition in his family for generations. Sometimes spelled kolach, kolache, or kolace, these little fruit-filled pastries came to the United States with Czech immigrants in the late 19th century. In Iowa specifically, kolacky are often associated with the Cedar Rapids and Pocahontas areas,  where they were introduced by Czech immigrants in the 1870s, and have been a bakery tradition ever since. Until recently, […]

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