We couldn’t say no to making cookies for this weeks’ Pineapple Sushi. In fact, we opted for two (see our Austria post). Apricot Kolaches are a traditional Christmas cookie with a flaky butter/cream cheese dough wrapped around an apricot jam.
Oh, and let’s sprinkle these with extra sugar for good measure.
The recipe is simple and comes from American Heritage Cooking . Since we had about 3-4 holiday desserts for the house, we opted to halve the recipe. The dough is a mix of butter, cream cheese, sugar, and flour. For the filling, we used dried apricots and cooked with sugar.
E made the filling, but S took charge of dough and assembly (of course with M’s guidance).
S is officially the master of all jam filled butter cookies (Spitzbuben anyone?). The jam was a perfect compliment to the buttery cookie. The butter we used had a touch of salt, so the results were a bit salty for our liking, but that didn’t stop us from gobbling handfuls with our afternoon coffee.