Kolatki/Kolacki (Ukrainian Christmas Cookies via Czechoslovakia)

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READY IN: 1hr 45mins
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Cream together butter, cream cheese, sugar, egg yolks and lemon zest.
  • Stir in flour, creating stiff dough.
  • Mold dough into hamburger-size patties and refrigerate for at least 8 hours.
  • Roll patty out 1/8-1/4 inch thick, preferably on chilled marble or glass cutting board.
  • Cut dough into 2 1/2 inch squares.
  • Place squares on cookie sheet (ungreased is OK).
  • In each square, dab about 1/3 teaspoon pastry filling.
  • Fold one corner halfway over pastry so that it points to opposite corner.
  • With pastry brush, dab egg white onto folded corner.
  • Fold opposite corner onto folded corner.
  • Press lightly to fix with egg white.
  • Optional: Brush egg white over top of cookie and dust with confectioners' sugar.
  • Bake cookies for 15-20 minutes or until edges are slightly brown.
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