Raspberry White Chocolate Kolache

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When I first heard of Kolache I thought, “Say whatey?” A few weeks ago I had never even heard of this yummy treat, but since joining the fun of the Clickin Moms 3rd Annual Scavenger Hunt, I’ve been introduced to a new favorite. Also spelled Kolacky, this Czech treat is a type of pastry that holds a dollop of fruit rimmed by a puffy pillow of supple dough.

I’ve been slowly but surely making my way through the scavenger hunt list, and I thought that this item was a perfect way to kill two birds with one stone.  My poor blog has been a bit neglected of late, I’ve been entrenched in the scavenger hunt you know – and my family is starting to think I’m a tad crazy with the lengths I will go to cross something off my list .Smile

So while making these pastries did cross an item off my list, it also allowed me to share this deliciousness with you too.  These were definitely VERY tasty. I filled mine with raspberry jam and white chocolate chips, but there are so many other possibilities too.  PB&J and lemon curd are two that come to mind…hmmm…I may have to try that next.  Well, I’m off – I’ve got a list to get through before the 31st. Wish me luck!

Raspberry White Chocolate Kolache
(adapted from Allrecipes)
  • 3 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup any flavor fruit jam
  • 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar for decoration
  1. Mix cream cheese and butter until smooth. Add flour slowly until well blended. Shape into a ball and chill overnight or for several hours.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Roll dough out 1/8 inch thick on a floured pastry board. Cut into 2 1/2 inch squares and place 1/2 tsp (approx) of jam or preserves. Overlap opposite corners and pinch together. Place on ungreased cookie sheets.
  3. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven. Cool. Sprinkle lightly with confectioner's sugar.

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Enjoy!

Amber


37 comments:

Jess said...

My boyfriend is part Czech and I remember him telling me a story about when he brought in Kolaches to elementary school. Like you, my reaction was "say whatey?!" I'm really excited to test these out, I think we'll both enjoy them way too much!

Sprinkled with Flour said...

Jess, these are definitely tasty. I think a traditional Kolache uses yeast in the dough, but I like how simple this recipe was. Since I've never had one made with a yeast dough, I thought these were great:)

S.V. said...

These look fantastic. I have never heard of them but I'll be making them for sure.

Kate@Diethood said...

In Macedonian, "kolachi" means cookies. :) And your kolachi are beautiful!!

Emily @ Life on Food said...

These look delicious and bite size. I love little cookies. You can have two or three and not get a stomachache. Yummy!

Valerie said...

I've never heard of that sweet before! It looks really yummy thought, and also really delicious!

janet@cupcakestocaviar said...

Amber, these look wonderful. Growing up on the South Side of Chicago, there were many European varieties of ethnic foods and I loved them all but kolaches were pretty far up the list :-). Buzzed this and am sooooo printing it out :-D

lactosefreelizzie said...

That looks absolutely gorgeous!
Great recipe :D

wendyweekendgourmet said...

Amber - These look DELISH! In Texas, we get sausage and cheese kolaches: soft dogh with smoked sausage and melty cheese inside. So good! Fruit and cream cheese area also very popular. I'm pinning this!

Jackie said...

These sound so delicious. I don't think I have ever seen anything like them before. I will have to try these with the family. I am sure they will be a hit.

Zoe said...

These delicate bites are so beautifully made.

Betty @ scrambled henfruit said...

We have a "Kolache Kitchen" in town that sells only kolaches, both sweet and savory. These look really good, with the white chocolate and jam filling. :)

Steph said...

These are so elegant! Little pouch cookies!!

Katie Mar said...

so glad i found this! :)
these look so yummy

Confectionary Designs said...

Yum - nice sounding recipe with the white chocolate added. My sister-in-law is Czech and I love her wonderful kolaches - mine never seem to taste like hers - maybe its in the genes :)

Aimee said...

These look divine. I love kolachky (that's how my grandma spells it on her recipe card)! Love the raspberry and white chocolate combo.
Aimee

Lauren said...

You are invited to my house ANYTIME...but you must bring these with you! :) Love the blog!

The Procrastobaker said...

These look delicious and so easy too! I am definitely going to be trying these out, wonderful thank you :)

Chef Dennis said...

lets just call those delicious, and Just send over a plateful! What a beautiful little cookie!

Tes said...

Oh those look so gorgeous :) Your blog looks so sweet :)

tartedujour said...

I want to pop one of these beautiful little pastries in my mouth! They are so elegant and charming! Well done on the top nine!

Sandra said...

This looks amazing..I grow up eating these especially in Christmas time..on my language we would say Kolchi (but written kolaci), I am not Czech but very close country with similar cuisine..Amber you did incredible job!! Congrats on top 9!!

Catalina said...

I'm Czech and I love our kolache :D Yours look wonderful, however they are quite different from what it's known under this name in the Czech Republic - here we make from yeast dough using fresh yeast and the filling is usually plum butter or ground walnuts, apple butter, quark cheese etc. and they're almost always sprinkled with streusel/crumb. Anyway, I bet these are delicious as well :)

Dee at Deelicious Sweets said...

This looks so yummy! I'm sure I have told you before but if not I love your blog!

kankana said...

Such a delicious treat .. it's now in my wish list :)
Congrats on Top 9 !

Ann said...

Congratulations on making Food buzz's Top 9 - these are beautiful!

Chicago Cuisine Critique said...

These look amazing! :)

Emily Malloy said...

You are so incredibly talented!

Natalie said...

These are so gorgeous and yet so easy! Can't wait to try! I have friends who are obsessed with kolache---must make for them :)

Monet said...

I grew up with kolaches, but I don't think I've ever seen one look or sound so lovely! These look so delicious! Thanks for making me smile tonight (you always do), and I hope you are having a week full of love and joy. Hugs and love.

sprinkling of sugar said...

These are such adorable little pouches, like rugalach!

masini second said...

Oh my God this looks so good and i`m sure that it is delicious too. I think it is not a very difficult recipe so i will give it a try, thanks a lot for sharing.

Joy said...

The kolache looks so pretty.

Di-licious said...

ooohhhhh...I'm definitely adding this to my must bake list! Yummo!

Sanjeeta kk said...

These Kolache look cute and delightful!

stuffurface said...

In Croatia Kolachi is a bread... http://stuffurface.wordpress.com/2010/12/06/skiba-kolachi/
and it is so good...filed with dates or nuts.

Anita said...

Ohhh, I could eat a ton of them. I love the kolach with blueberry or raspberry jam. hmmm, they look so good. Love your blog. Thanks for sharing.




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