Kolache Cookies

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Total Time
30 mins
10 mins

These are my favorite cookies. This is my Grandma's recipe

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  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 12 cups flour
  • 2 (12 ounce) cans pie filling (apricot is especially good)


  1. Cream butter, cream cheese, milk, with the yolk and sugar.
  2. Add flour.
  3. Mix well.
  4. Chill dough for 15-20 minute.
  5. Roll dough on a floured board, or cloth.
  6. Cut with a round or square cutter. (the top of a glass or cup works fine, flour the rim of the glass/cup first).
  7. Place a tablespoon of pie filling in the center, of the pastry and pinch two sides together.
  8. Bake at 400 for 10-14.
  9. After cookies cool sprinkle with powdered sugar.