*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                                  KOLACHKI
 
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cookies                          Russian
                 Holiday                          Usenet
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
                         -----COOKIE DOUGH-----
      1/2   lb           Cream cheese
                         -(at room temperature)
      1/2   lb           Butter (at room
                         -temperature)
    3       c            Flour
    1       x            Walnut filling, below
                         -OR
   12       oz           Poppy seed filling
                         -(1 can)
                         -----WALNUT FILLING-----
    1       lb           Walnuts, finely ground
    1                    Egg
    1       c            Sugar
                         Water
 
   Mix butter and cream cheese until smooth.  Add flour
   and mix again until smooth.  Making this dough is easy
   with a food processor, hard with a mixer.
   
   Roll dough into 3 balls.  Refrigerate dough to keep it
   from drying out. The dough can be refrigerated for 1-2
   hours, but it is not necessary.  Roll out 1 ball at a
   time and flour lightly. Roll dough out in flour or
   granulated sugar so it doesn't stick.
   
   Cut dough into squares or circles using cookie or
   biscuit cutter.  Add about a teaspoon of filling. Roll
   squares into “logs.” Fold circles over and seal with a
   fork. Bake at 375 degrees F. for 10-15 minutes or
   until lightly browned.
   
   MAKE FILLING:  Mix all ingredients together.  Add
   water to obtain a sticky consistency.
   
   NOTES:
   
   *  Russian Cookies -- This recipe is from Mrs.
   Malinch, my little sister’s high school Russian
   teacher.  I usually make this recipe at Christmas or
   Easter.
   
   My favorite fillings are poppy seed and walnut.  A
   recipe for the walnut filling is included.  The poppy
   seed filling can be found canned (Solo brand) in
   either the gourmet or cake section of most grocery
   stores. Yield: 6 dozen Kolachki.
   
   *  The kolachki are delicate, so do not throw them in
   a plastic bag or pile high in a jar as you would
   cookies.  The kolachki can be frozen.
   
   : Difficulty:  moderate, the assembly requires nimble
   fingers. : Time:  30 minutes preparation, up to 2
   hours cooling, 15 minutes baking. : Precision:
   measure carefully.
   
   : Laura Scarbro
   : c/o David Scarbro
   : Integrated Solutions, Inc.  Boulder, Colorado
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