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My Mother-in-Law's Kolacky Recipe

Niky @ The House on Silverado
Course Dessert
Cuisine Czech, Slovak


  • 2 8 oz packages of cream cheese
  • 2 cups butter
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour


  • Beat butter and cream cheese until smooth.
  • Slowly add flour, mixing until fully incoporated.
  • Divide dough into 3 balls, and wrap in cling wrap. Chill for about an hour, for easier handling when rolling out dough.
  • Lightly flour counter or dough board. Roll dough out to about an 1/8 thick. You want it fairly thin.
  • With a pastry or pizza wheel (or 3" square cookie cutter), cut dough into 3" squares.
  • Place a teaspoon of filling in center of each square and bring 2 opposite corners together and pinch.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 15 to 17 minutes until lightly brown. When cool, sprinkle with powdered sugar.


  • We usually make these in 3 flavors. Solo rasperry and apricot are the fruit fillings we use, and the nut filling below.

Nut Filling:

  • 2 cups ground walnuts, 2 tablespoons melted butter, ½ cup sugar, ¼ cup sour cream, 1½ teaspoons vanilla, 2 eggs whites stiffly beaten.
    Mix first five ingredients together and then fold in egg whites.
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