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These apricot kolachy cookies are light & buttery, sweet and delicious. A family recipe from my grandmother, that is so delicious!

These simple kolachy cookies are filled with sweet apricot jam, and the dough is so easy to make. A delicious treat you can make with the family, and enjoy for holidays or any time of year.

kolachy cookies with apricot jam butter flour and powdered sugar on top

I love compiling together my old family recipes, and these kolachy cookies were originally from  my grandma on my mom’s side! This family recipe was passed down to me by my Aunt Mary Ann, who gave me a few wonderful family recipes that I didn’t have before, like our old fashioned beef stew. Mary Ann also is an author of a fantastic book series for kids, and you can check out her children’s books here!

These cookies were an unbelievable treat – the dough only has 3 ingredients and the jam filling added a great burst of flavor. The hubby and I both gave these 10/10 – thanks grandma for passing this recipe down!

These Apricot Kolachy Cookies Are

  • Bright
  • Sweet
  • Easy to Make
  • Made with 6 Ingredients
  • Great for Sharing
  • A Wonderful Family Recipe
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What’s In Kolachy Cookies with Apricot Jam?

Be sure to visit the recipe card below for full ingredient amounts and recipe instructions!

  • Cream Cheese – for the dough. My grandma specifies in the notes “use Philadelphia cream cheese, don’t use ‘cheap’ brand” – and trust me, my grandma was a very frugal woman, so if she recommends a specific brand I’m going to take her up on that 🙂
  • Butter – I always use unsalted butter to reduce the amount of sodium in my cooking.
  • All Purpose Flour: I use all purpose flour for all my recipes, I love the consistency and texture of the crumb this flour produces. If you are gluten free, then a gluten free flour would be a nice substitute in this dish.  If you want to keep it a little wholesome, you can use half whole wheat flour as well.
  • Apricot Jam
  • Powdered sugar – to give these cookies a little extra sweetness after baking!
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How Do I Make Kolachy Cookies?

  1. Mix softened cream cheese and butter together. Add the flour and mix well to combine.
  2. Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit
  3. Roll out dough onto a floured surface. Cut dough into 4-inch squares.
  4. Fill each square with approximately 1/2 teaspoon apricot jam. Take diagonal corners and fold them over the jam, to make the kolachy shape.
  5. Place the cookies onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake cookies for 30 minutes until browned.
  6. Allow cookies to cook before enjoying.

A Note on Forming the Cookies

My aunt recommends using tiny muffin cups instead of rolling. That way, you can line each up with the dough, and fill with the apricot jam and bake. It’s a great shortcut to use if you don’t want to roll out the dough by hand.

Simple Dessert Recipes for the WIN!

This kolachy cookie is the tastiest, coziest dessert recipe. It’s perfect for a hearty treat for the family, and also great to make for company if you are having guests for dinner.

It makes a great holiday dessert as well. The oven does most of the work, so you can enjoy hands-off time while it cooks!  Browse all our dessert recipes here.

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Apricot Kolachy Cookies

These apricot kolachy cookies are light & buttery, sweet and delicious. A family recipe from my grandmother, that is the perfect dessert!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 18 cookies
Calories 214 kcal

Equipment

  • Mixing Bowls
  • Baking Sheet
  • Parchment Paper

Ingredients
  

  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened recipe note says ‘Use Philadelphia cream cheese, don’t use ‘cheap brand’ and soften”)
  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup apricot jam
  • 1/2 cup Powdered Sugar for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Mix softened cream cheese and butter together. Add the flour and mix well to combine.
  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Roll out dough onto a floured surface. Cut dough into 4-inch squares.
  • Fill each square with approximately 1/2 teaspoon apricot jam. Take diagonal corners and fold them over the jam, to make the kolachy shape.
  • Place the cookies onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake cookies for 30 minutes until browned.
  • Allow cookies to cook before enjoying.

Notes

A Note on Forming the Cookies

My aunt recommends using tiny muffin cups instead of rolling. That way, you can line each up with the dough, and fill with the apricot jam and bake. It’s a great shortcut to use if you don’t want to roll out the dough by hand.

Nutrition

Calories: 214kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 2gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0.4gCholesterol: 40mgSodium: 124mgPotassium: 40mgFiber: 0.4gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 498IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 19mgIron: 1mg
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