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Category: Cookies, Russian, Holiday

 Ingredients List

  • --------------------------------COOKIE DOUGH--------------------------------
  • 1/2 lb Cream cheese
  • -(at room temperature)
  • 1/2 lb Butter (at room
  • -temperature)
  • 3 c Flour
  • Walnut filling, below
  • -OR
  • 12 oz Poppy seed filling
  • -(1 can)


1 lb Walnuts, finely ground
1 Egg
1 c Sugar

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

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

MAKE FILLING: Mix all ingredients together. Add water to obtain a sticky


* Russian Cookies This recipe is from Mrs. Malinch, my little sister's
high school Russian teacher. I usually make this recipe at Christmas or

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.

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