Kolachy
A Kitchen Muse: 
Recipe type: Holiday Dessert
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A Slovak cookie recipe - cream cheese dough filled with jams!
Ingredients
  • 1 package (8 oz.) cream cheese (I use the low fat version)
  • 1 cup (1/2 lb.) butter
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • Jams and preserves (raspberry, apricot, pineapple - your choice!)
  • Powdered sugar
  • WALNUT FILLING:
  • 2 cups ground walnuts
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup hot water
Instructions
  1. Cream cheese and butter should be cold.
  2. Sift flour with baking powder into a bowl.
  3. Cut cream cheese and butter into chunks and add to flour.
  4. Knead by hand until ingredients are distributed evenly and the dough forms a compact ball.
  5. Divide into two balls. Cover with saran wrap and chill until very cold - preferably overnight.
  6. Roll out one ball at a time using as little flour as possible to ⅛" thickness.
  7. Cut into 3" squares. Place a dollop of jam or filling in the center.
  8. Fold one corner of the square to the center of the filling.
  9. Fold the opposite corner to the center, overlapping a little.
  10. Pinch together slightly.
  11. A small portion of the filling should be visible above and below the overlap.
  12. Place on ungreased cookie sheets or cookie sheets lined with parchment paper (my preference as the jam tends to run).
  13. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-18 minutes or until light brown.
  14. Cool on wire racks and dust with powdered sugar.
  15. NUT FILLING: Combine all ingredients and mix well.
Recipe by A Muse in My Kitchen at http://amuseinmykitchen.com/2011/12/22/kolachy/