Apricot Kolacky

Recipe from StrongerTogether.coop.

A short list of ingredients is all you need to create these beautiful, irresistible gems. Serve a plateful of these delicious treats with a tall glass of iced tea or a hot espresso for a tasty treat. While apricot jam is a traditional filling, you can also use blueberry or strawberry compote or apple pie filling. 

Prep Time

300 minutes

Cook Time

30 minutes


16 Servings


6 tablespoons butter, unsalted (room temperature)
4 ounces cheese, cream (room temperature)
1 cup flour
1⁄4 cup sugar
1⁄4 teaspoon salt
1⁄2 cup apricot preserves
  sugar, powdered (for dusting (optional))


In an electric or stand mixer, cream together butter and cream cheese until fluffy. In another bowl, mix flour, sugar and salt, then pour into the butter and cheese mixture and beat to combine. Form dough into a 2-inch thick square and wrap tightly in plastic; chill 4 hours or overnight.

Line a sheet pan with parchment paper. Roll out the dough to a 12 x 12-inch square, about 1/8-inch thick. Divide into 4 even squares, then divide each again into four smaller squares to make 16 cookies. Spoon one heaping teaspoon of jam into the center of each square. Fold the two opposite corners to the center, their points touching. Place each formed cookie on the prepared pan, then chill the entire pan for an hour.

Preheat oven to 325°F. Bake cookies for about 25 minutes, until the edges are golden brown. Transfer the cookies to racks to cool. When completely cooled, dust with powdered sugar, if desired.

Store in an airtight container for up to a week at room temperature.


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