This lactose tolerant person loves, in particular, cream cheese. Cream cheese in any appetizer....in any dinner.....or just plain on a cracker....suits him to a "T".
At Christmas the kolacky/kolache is a MUST HAVE. He has cultivated a taste for this treat since childhood. I have learned over the years that it must be strawberry filled having tested other types of fruit fillings. No cherry, blueberry, apricot or prune.
Rolled and cut cookies are always the last on my holiday list. This past week was the day to make the kolache dough. I set out the butter and cream cheese to soften while at work.
And left a note......
My household cream cheese bandit made comment when I returned that evening that he did not open the two packages sitting on the counter...with a hardy laugh.
Last night, after work, the baking began and sure enough, the aroma of those kolacky baking was strong enough to bring him downstairs.....away from his computer and gaming....to swipe a few warm and freshly powder sugared confections.
This recipe was given to me by a good friend when the boys were in elementary school in the late 1980's. Oddly, her maiden name was also Hughes.
1-3 oz package of cream cheese, softened
1/4 pound butter (1 stick), softened
1 cup flour
1 can of Solo brand pastry and dessert filling, flavor of your choice
Mix all ingredients.
Shape into a ball and chill overnight.
Roll dough out onto a floured board
Cut into small squares
Fill with desired filling (I use the Solo brand)
Overlap the filled dough and pinch opposite corners.
Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes
Sprinkle with powdered sugar while warm
Resprinkle with powdered sugar to serve