How to Make Kolaches Cookies with Strawberry Jam Stuffing

Kolaches are Polish native cookies that use pastry dough and can be filled in with different stuffing.  In this recipe however, we are going to use strawberry jam as its stuffing.  When cutting the dough, you can choose between square or round cookie cutters.  Be creative and enjoy these polish treat with your family and friends.

Kolaches Cookies Recipe

Kolaches Cookies

How to Make Kolaches with Strawberry Jam Stuffing

Kolaches with Strawberry Jam Stuffing

Kolaches were traditionally made in the homes of Czech families with a sweetened yeast dough that was hollowed out in the center and filled with fresh or frozen fruit as a common afternoon snack. 
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Course: Cake, Desserts, Snack
Cuisine: Europe
Keyword: Kolaches
CookingStyle: Baking, Oven cook
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 1170kcal
Author: Ms Kelly
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Step 1:

  • Put butter and cream cheese into the mixing bowl and beat until the mixture is all light and fluffy. Add the flour bit by bit while continuously beating it.

Step 2:

  • Now that the dough is all ready, roll it into 1/8-inch thickness over a lightly floured, flat surface. Cut 2-inch circles (or 2-2 ½ square) using cookie cutters.

Step 3:

  • Spoon ¼ tsp. of jam into the center of the dough, maintaining margins. (Now, for circle dough, fold the edges together with each overlapping each edge.  For square cuts, fold the two opposite sides together, slightly overlapping the edge.)

Step 4:

  • Place the kolaches in a greased cookie sheet. Bake them in a 375⁰F heat for about 15 minutes. Put later on the wire rack just to let the cookies cool down.

Step 5:

  • Sprinkle with confectioner’s sugar before serving.



How to Make Kolaches with Strawberry Jam Stuffing

Time and Serving

Preparation : 40-45 minutes
Cooking : 12-15 minutes
Serving : 1 ½ dozen
How to Make Kolaches with Strawberry Jam Stuffing
How to Make Kolaches with Strawberry Jam Stuffing
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Serving: 8serving | Calories: 1170kcal | Carbohydrates: 218g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 107mg | Sodium: 429mg | Potassium: 512mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 50g | Vitamin A: 1340IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 262mg | Iron: 8mg
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Key Ingredients for Homemade Kolaches

How to Make Kolaches with Strawberry Jam Stuffing
Kolache dough ingredients (top left, clockwise): egg yolks plus whole egg; melted butter; flour; yeast; sugar; salt; whole milk
  • Whole Milk: You’ll use a cup in this recipe to help activate the yeast and yield a fluffy pastry dough.
  • Butter: Ten tablespoons total. That’s right; 10! This gives the dough a rich, velvety, buttery flavor that perfectly compliments the light sweetness and the fillings.
  • One Large Egg + Two Yolks: The egg white helps bind everything together and the yolks give the dough rich flavor and a yellow color, as well as help it rise.
  • All-Purpose Flour: You’ll use between three and a half and four cups for this recipe.
  • Sugar: White granulated sugar is best for this kolache recipe because it doesn’t discolor the dough. Plus, you only need one-third cup. Trust me!
  • Instant Yeast: This is a fast-acting rising agent that will result in the fluffiest pastry dough.
  • Salt: Just half of a teaspoon helps balance out the richness from the whole milk, eggs, and butter and the sweetness from the sugar.
  • Bonus Ingredient: Sprinkle a streusel topping over the kolaches to add a sweet, crunchy element to every bite! Simply mix 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour, 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons sugar, and 1 tablespoon of unsalted butter (chilled and cut into eight pieces) in a small bowl with your fingers until well-combined. Cover and refrigerate until needed.
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