Yield: 36 cookies
Cream Cheese based cookie topped with sweet preserves makes these Kolachky cookies irresistible!
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 tsp baking powder
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups preserves (I like to use a combination of apricot and strawberry)
3/4 cup powdered sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl combine butter, cream cheese, and granulated sugar. Beat until creamy, about 2-3 minutes. Add baking powder and flour. Beat until a soft dough forms.
Drop dough onto a lightly floured surface and roll to about 1/2 cm thickness. Cut with a 2 1/2 inch circle cookie cutter (or biscuit cutter) and place on baking sheet. Spread about 1 Tbsp preserves into the center of cookie.
Bake for 15-18 minutes, until set (before it begins to brown). Cool completely on wire rack.
When cool, sprinkle generously with powdered sugar. Store in airtight container in refrigerator for one week. You may need to add powdered sugar before serving.
**If desired, after adding the preserves, pinch sides up into the center of cookie.
© aimee @ shugarysweets
Cuisine: Polish / Category: Cookies