A melt-in-your-mouth Kolacky cookie with sweet preserves fillings is no-fuss Christmas giveaways or treats for all ages. All you need are simple and easy to find ingredients to make these sweet and beautiful kolackies. And don’t forget to dust these cookies with extra powdered sugar before serving or stacking them into boxes as gifts! These amazing, cute kolackies is an easy traditional cookie that has been around for ages. I’ve seen others make it open but I prefer mine folded over and centers pinched. You are welcome to be creative, either way, these kolackies are a real treat!
1 (8 ounces) package cream cheese, softened
1 cup butter
1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 (12.5 ounces) can apricot fruit filling (such as Solo(R))
1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar for dusting
How to make Easy Kolacky Christmas
Step 1: Put the cream cheese and butter in a large bowl. Use an electric mixer to beat until smooth and creamy.
Step 2: Mix in a half cup of the confectioner’s sugar.
Step 3: Gradually add in the flour and beat well.
Step 4: Cover and place inside the fridge for at least 3 hours or overnight.
Step 5: When ready to bake. Prepare the oven. Preheat it to 375 degrees F or 190 degrees C.
Step 6: Roll out the chilled dough to 1/8-inch on a well-floured board. Using a pizza wheel, cut the dough into 2 1/2-inch squares.
Step 7: Put about 2 tablespoons of filling into the center of each square and make sure not to overfill. Then, fold the opposite corners of the squares into the middle to encase the dough and pinch to seal. The filling should peek out a bit on both ends.
Step 8: Transfer the dough onto an ungreased baking sheet.
Step 9: Place inside the preheated oven and bake for about 12 minutes or until set but not brown. Transfer the cookies to wire racks to cool.
Step 10: Dust the cooled kolacky with remaining powdered sugar before serving. Enjoy!
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