How to Make Kolaches Cookies with Strawberry Jam Stuffing

Every bite of a Kolaches cookie is like stepping into a world where flavors and memories intertwine, taking us back to a time of homely warmth and cherished traditions. In my kitchen, where the aroma of freshly baked goods tenderly wraps around every corner, I find solace and connection in crafting these sweet delights. Join me as I unravel the dance of ingredients that births these beloved cookies, each one a canvas of love, warmth, and culinary artistry.

Golden kolaches elegance – where taste meets artistry!

Kolaches Cookies Recipe

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, Snacks
Keyword: Kolaches
CookingStyle: Baking
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 1170kcal
Author: Food and Meal
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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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Air Fryer Kolaches Cookies: A Crispy, Healthier Indulgence

A sneak peek into the tender dance of dough and filling.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • Fillings of your choice (fruit preserves, sweet cheese, etc.)
  • Powdered sugar for dusting (optional)
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  • Dough Preparation: Begin the dance with the tender mix of flour and butter. The fingertips weave through the mixture, ensuring a crumbly texture emerges. The sour cream is then folded in, and the dough, soft yet pliant, is formed. Allow it to rest, for in these silent moments, the flavors whisper and meld.
  • Forming the Cookies: After the hushed whispers of resting, the dough is ready to take shape. Roll it out to about a 1/4 inch thickness. The cookie cutter then dances through the dough, shaping the future pockets of sweet indulgence.
  • Introducing the Filling: Each cutout is then graced with a teaspoon of your chosen filling. The edges are folded, and the cookies – a beautiful encapsulation of flavor and tradition – are ready for the air fryer’s embrace.
  • The Air Fryer’s Ballet: Preheat the air fryer to 350°F (175°C). Place the cookies in the basket, ensuring they are not overcrowded – for every cookie deserves the space to dance into golden crispness.
  • Baking to Golden Perfection: The air fryer weaves its silent magic for 8-10 minutes. Watch for that beautiful golden brown hue, a testament to the crispy, tender perfection achieved.
  • The Final Grace: Allow the cookies to cool, and if the heart desires, a gentle dusting of powdered sugar crowns these golden delights. A whisper of sweetness to echo the silent, profound dance of flavors within.

Tips for making Kolaches Cookies

Every ingredient, a silent verse in the kolaches narrative.

Cooking Tips

  • The Embrace of Butter Ensure your butter is softened but not melted. This silent balance ensures the dough’s texture is flaky yet tender, a soft whisper of the delights to ensue.
  • The Symphony of Mixing Avoid over-mixing. Like a graceful dance, the ingredients must meld in harmony, each one retaining its unique whisper, together unfolding the Kolaches narrative.
  • The Tender Roll Rolling the dough to the perfect thickness, not too thin, ensuring that each bite is a beautiful dance of the crispy exterior and the tender, flavorful filling within.

Serving Suggestions

The first bite – where silence meets a symphony of flavors.
  • A Dusting of Sweetness Consider a gentle dusting of powdered sugar. It’s like the first snow – silent, tender, echoing the purity and soulful artistry of the flavors within.
  • The Silent Companion Consider serving these golden delights with a cup of tea or coffee. Each sip is a dance, a beautiful ballet with the tender, flaky goodness of the cookies.
  • The Art of Presentation Place them on a platter adorned with fresh fruits. It’s a silent yet eloquent celebration of flavors, a dance where the freshness of fruits echoes the tender, baked artistry of the Kolaches.

FAQs of Kolaches cookies

Sweet fillings unveiled, each one a world of flavors.
  • Can Kolaches Cookies Be Frozen? Absolutely. To ensure that each bite retains its tender dance of flavors, place the cookies in a single layer inside a freezer-safe container. This intimate preservation allows these delights to be enjoyed for up to 3 months. Thaw, and the narrative of flavors re-emerges, as soulful as the day of the creation.
  • What Fillings Can I Use? The silent beauty of Kolaches lies in their versatility. Whether it’s the traditional embrace of fruit preserves or the adventurous touch of sweet cheese or even chocolate, each filling writes its unique verse in the Kolaches narrative.
  • How to Keep the Dough from Being Too Sticky? The dance of the dough is crucial. If it’s too sticky, add a whisper of flour – just enough to grant it the grace to be rolled and shaped, ensuring each cookie is a tender, flaky delight.
  • How Do I Know When the Cookies Are Done? Watch for the golden whisper. It’s a silent cue, a golden hue that echoes the perfect symphony of crispness and tenderness. It’s the silent song of Kolaches cookies ready to be savored.
  • Storing Leftover Cookies? Place them in an airtight container, a silent sanctuary where they retain their flavor and tenderness. In the cool, silent embrace of the refrigerator, each cookie remains a narrative of flavors for up to a week.
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Dive into the golden, flaky world of our Kolaches Cookies recipe! Each bite is a dance of flavors waiting to be explored. Click, bake, and indulge!

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