Yes, the question mark should be there because I’m not sure if I should even call these cookies Kolachki. They are supposed to be like little blankets but they came apart within 2 minutes in the oven. I’m not a perfectionist so when my baking goes wrong, I still want to post about it and give tips on how to not make the same mistakes.
These cookies are very easy and super yummy. Typically, you will see them around Christmastime but I never made them before so here I am! In May (my favorite month by the way because my birthday is next week). 😉 I will definitely make them again and do it right. I felt rushed when making these for some reason. So I will tell you what I did wrong and I can count 2 major things; 1. I rolled out the dough too thick. Always a problem for me, I’m not a pro at rolling out dough. 2. I used too small of a cookie cutter. It should be more like a 3 inch square and I used a circle that is 2 inches. So I guess that is really 3 things.
Here is the recipe! Literally 5 ingredients. So easy, just don’t make the same mistakes I did. Go turn on your oven.
What you will need:
Cookie sheet lined with parchment paper
1/2 cup unsalted butter at room temp
3 oz. cream cheese at room temp
1 cup all-purpose flour
Fruit preserves for filling
Powdered sugar for dusting
Note: This recipe can easily be doubled if you need more than 15 cookies. Also, use preserves and not jelly. Jelly has a different consistency that just doesn’t work when baked.
Here are the preserves that I used:
In a large bowl, beat together the butter and cream cheese until nice and smooth. Add flour and beat until just combined. This is your dough. Wrap in plastic wrap and put in the fridge for an hour or 2.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit. On a lightly floured surface, roll out chilled dough to 1/8 of an inch thick. Cut out with 3 inch (preferably square) cookie cutters. Place cookies on prepared cookie sheet. Drop 1/2 teaspoon of preserves on each cookie. Tightly wrap the end corners around the filling:
I was hoping my cookies were going to stay like that but alas, they did not. They look so cute! Like little baby Jesus’ wrapped up 🙂
Bake for about 12 minutes. Cool on wire rack completely. Dust with powdered sugar and enjoy! Store covered.