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Czechoslovakian Kolache Cookies

Czechoslovakian Kolache Cookies

These Czech kolache cookies are made in the traditional manner: a yeast-flavored dough is rolled, cut and filled with fruit preserves for an attractive holiday cookie.

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60 min
Prep Time
1 hr 20 min
Total Time



3 cups all-purpose flour

1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

1/4 cup sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 (1/4-ounce) package active dry yeast

1/2 cup warm milk , 105°F to 115°F

1 large Land O Lakes® Egg

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/2 cup apricot preserves  

1 large Land O Lakes® Egg, well beaten


2/3 cup powdered sugar

1 teaspoon almond extract

2 to 3 teaspoons milk


 *Substitute 1/2 cup of your favorite flavor preserves.

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine flour, butter, sugar and salt in bowl. Beat at low speed until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

  3. STEP 3

    Dissolve yeast in warm milk in another bowl. Stir in 1 egg and vanilla. Add milk mixture to flour mixture. Beat at low speed until well mixed.

  4. STEP 4

    Divide dough in half. Roll out dough on lightly floured surface, one-half at a time, to 1/8 to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut dough into 3-inch squares; top each with 1 teaspoon preserves. Bring up 2 opposite corners of each square to center; pinch tightly to seal.

  5. STEP 5

    Place 2 inches apart onto greased cookie sheets; brush with beaten egg. Bake 10-14 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely.

  6. STEP 6

    Combine powdered sugar, almond extract and enough milk for desired glazing consistency in bowl. Drizzle over cooled cookies..

Nutrition (1 cookie)

170 Calories
8 Fat (g)
40 Cholesterol (mg)
130 Sodium (mg)
22 Carbohydrates (g)
1 Dietary Fiber
3 Protein (g)
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