This simple Czech cream cheese pastry, pronounced kolotch-key, is a very old holiday favorite. Using Solo®-brand filling found in the baking aisle is a delicious time-saver. The prune flavor is scrumptious!

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Ingredients

36
Original recipe yields 36 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the cream cheese and butter in a large bowl; beat with electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Beat 1/2 cup of confectioners' sugar into the butter mixture. Slowly beat in the flour; mix well. Cover bowl and refrigerate at least 3 hours, or overnight.

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  • Preheat an oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  • On a well floured board, roll out chilled dough to 1/8 inch. Use a pizza wheel to cut dough into 2 1/2 inch squares. Spoon approximately 2 teaspoons of filling in the center of each square; do not overfill. Fold opposite corners of each square into the middle to encase dough, pinching dough together in center. Filling should peek out a little at each end. Transfer cookies to an ungreased baking sheet.

  • Bake the kolacky in the preheated oven until set but not brown, about 12 minutes. Remove to racks to cool. Dust cooled kolacky with remaining powdered sugar.

Nutrition Facts

126.2 calories; 1.3 g protein; 14.4 g carbohydrates; 20.4 mg cholesterol; 58.8 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
11/18/2010
I made these last night and they're already all gone! They were a success and although I was a little intimidated since it was my first time making a cookie like this one your recipe was so easy to follow. (And delicious!) Thank you! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/24/2019
I m a bit disappointed. The dough didn t hold together so my filling was all over the pan and I didn t think the dough had much flavor. I m Czech and was probably excepting something closer to a kolache so that could be why I was disappointed. And I couldn t find Solo apricot filling but I found a jar of Smucker s Simply Fruit apricot and it s fantastic! I will use this on my kolaches going forward. Read More
13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/18/2010
I made these last night and they're already all gone! They were a success and although I was a little intimidated since it was my first time making a cookie like this one your recipe was so easy to follow. (And delicious!) Thank you! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/18/2010
I made these last night and they're already all gone! They were a success and although I was a little intimidated since it was my first time making a cookie like this one your recipe was so easy to follow. (And delicious!) Thank you! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/15/2016
I used to make these with my grandmother many years ago. For fruit filling she always used drained pineapple tidbits or crushed pineapple. it is very important to drain it well and she would press it to get more of the liquid out. Tasty but probably less authentic Czech variation....But my grandmother was the daughter of Czech immigrants and this was otherwise the same as their handed down recipe. She just liked the pineapple variation which just shows that you can use different fruit fillings to your liking. I love them! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/05/2014
Loved it. I used Raspberry filling instead and it turned out great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2018
I chose this recipe because of the added powdered sugar in the dough. They turned out great! Use only about a teaspoon of filling for a 3 square. That was the cookie cutter I used. Egg wash under one corner before folding will hold the cookies together. I made them with red raspberry and peach preserves. Very tasty! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2019
Always a hit... keep them small and square and use less filling ( 1 tsp). Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/24/2019
I m a bit disappointed. The dough didn t hold together so my filling was all over the pan and I didn t think the dough had much flavor. I m Czech and was probably excepting something closer to a kolache so that could be why I was disappointed. And I couldn t find Solo apricot filling but I found a jar of Smucker s Simply Fruit apricot and it s fantastic! I will use this on my kolaches going forward. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
12/27/2018
best ever Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/12/2017
it taste great...so easy Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2013
Very easy to follow and great to adjust recipe right there! First time making this type of cookie. Read More