Dad's Famous Kolacky's

READY IN: 2hrs 15mins
Recipe by kr1st1n

These came with his mother when she immigrated here from the Czech Republic. They are the best I've ever had, definatly worth the time! I hope you all like them as much as I do!

Top Review by mianbao

These came out very good - tender and fluffy, with a sweet filling. Rather than roll out the dough, I just weighed out the very soft, sticky dough into 45 g (1 1/2 oz) portions, rounded it off, and placed 6 each in buttered 9-inch round cake pans. The yield was 18 buns, which I filled with the cream cheese filling (I made half a recipe), plus some apple and prune filling, after the dough had risen. I do think I baked the first pan a little soon - the buns were not quite as soft as the ones I baked later, but they are all good. Thank you very much for sharing this recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Filling: Mix together with electric mixer until well combined and fill into centers of kolacky dough.
  2. **For the Kolacky dough**.
  3. Combine milk, shortening, sugar, salt and lemon rind.
  4. Cool to lukewarm.
  5. Soften yeast in this mixture.
  6. Add eggs and flour.
  7. Beat well.
  8. Cover with damp cloth.
  9. Let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 2 hours.
  10. Beat and let rise again until almost doubled, about 45 minutes.
  11. Turn onto lightly floured surface.
  12. Knead slightly, cover and let rise 10 minutes.
  13. Roll to ½ inch thickness.
  14. Cut into 5-inch rounds.
  15. Place on a greased baking sheet, cover and let rise until almost double.
  16. Make deep depression in the center of rounds, fill centers and bake in preheated 400-degree oven for 15 minutes.

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