Monday, January 23, 2012

Kolacky Cookies

                                                  Kolacky Cookies
These little pastries are so delicious and simple to make.
A favorite Holiday cookie. The kids call these poptart cookies

8oz. cream cheese-softened
2 sticks margarine-softened
3 cups flour
Red plum jam
chopped walnuts.

In a bowl, beat cream cheese and butter until fluffy.
Mix in flour by hand, until well blended and mixture forms a dough.
Cover and refrigerate overnight.
Heat oven to 350* and flour a surface for rolling.
(I had pretty good luck using cooking spray instead of flour)
Roll out dough to about 1/8 inch thick.
With a knife or pastry wheel cut dough into 2inch squares.
In the center of each square, add 1/2tsp. jam and a few walnut pieces.
fold 2 opposite corners together and pinch. Leaving the other 2 corners as they are.
place cookies on an un-greased cookie sheet.
Bake about 10 minutes or until pastry is just beginning to turn golden. Cool.

 Roll out the dough, cut with a pizza cutter or pastry wheel. Top with a little jam and walnuts

               Fold 2 corners together, pinch and press into the top of the cookie.

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