Looking for the name and recipe for a polish cookie with jelly?

Question by njrebecca27: Looking for the name and recipe for a polish cookie with jelly?
I know you cut the dough into squares and put the jelly inside and fold it over. I don’t know the name of the cookie or the recipe.

Best answer:

Answer by Serena
They are called Kolachky or Kolache. They are popular in many Eastern European nations.

Grandma’s Kolache

(24 servings)

* 1/2 cup sugar
* 1/2 cup shortening (part butter)
* 1 teaspoon salt
* 2 eggs
* 3/4 cup warm water
* 2 packages dry yeast
* 4 cups flour. Your favorite jelly or preserves for filling

Cream sugar, shortening, salt and eggs thoroughly. Dissolve yeast in water and add to creamed mixture and add 1 1/2 cups of flour to yeast. Beat on low speed. Stir in remaining flour. Let rise in warm place for about 1 1/2 hours.

Stir down and turn onto a well floured board. Divide into 24 equal pieces. Shape each piece into a smooth round ball. Place onto a greased baking sheet. Cover with cloth and let rest about 15 minutes.

Form balls of dough into a flat 4 inch square. Place 1 tablespoonful of filling into the center. Bring opposite corners together. Moisten with milk, overlap about 1 inch and seal well. Let rise about 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Bake Kolaches for 15 to 18 minutes or until brown . Brush with melted butter and dust lightly with confectioners’ sugar. Serve warm or cold.

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