12 Days of Christmas Cookies: Apricot Kolache Recipe

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On the third day of Christmas Cookies my true love made for me….. 3 Apricot Kolache Cookies…

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Apricot Kolache Recipe

These are a family favorite at the holidays!  With very few ingredients, they are simple and quick to make yet look beautiful on your holiday cookie platter.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 8 oz package of softened cream cheese
  • 1/4 pound of butter
  • 1 cup sifted all purpose flour
  • 1 can apricot cake & cookie filling (You could substitute with any flavor filling.  I like the Solo brand best.)
  • 1 cup confectioners sugar
  • water

Makes approximately 4 dozen.

Mix softened cream cheese, butter, and flour with dough hook attachment on mixer.  Chill dough for 1-2 hours.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

On a well floured surface, roll the dough out to approximately 1/8″ thick.

Using a knife or a 2″ square cookie cutter, cut dough into 2″ squares.  Transfer to cookie sheet.

Place approximately 3/4 tsp of filling into the center of each square.  Fold opposite corners of the square to the middle and seal with a drop of water on your fingertips.

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Bake in preheated oven for 15-18 minutes.

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As cookies begin to cool, dust with a little bit of confectioners sugar.

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About the author: Racquel is a stay at home mom with an extensive background in interior home design. She loves baking & creating beautifully decorated treats, cooking new and unique recipes for the whole family, designing and decorating on a budget with upcycled projects, and making kid and grown-up crafts.

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