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Easy Czech kolacky Cookies Recipe .

One is never enough! These Czech kolacky cookies filled with jam are just that good. After baking, simply dust the pastries lightly with icing sugar and serve at the table. The recipe for this sweet pastry in the shape of little boats comes from the Czech Republic, where it is very popular. The base is a simple curd cheese dough, which is filled with plum jam or another jam.

Cream cheese dough:

1 Stick unsalted butter (110 g) at room temperature
4 ounces cream cheese (110 g) at room temperature
1 and ¼ cups all-purpose flour (160 g)


⅔ cup pastry fruit filling (220 g)
2 Tablespoons powdered sugar for icing

STEP 1: Remove the butter and quark from the fridge at least one hour before you start baking.

STEP 2: Place both ingredients in a large bowl and stir in the flour. Start by mixing the ingredients together with a fork. Then work everything into a smooth dough with your hands. Don’t be afraid to add a little flour if the dough is too sticky.

STEP 3: Wrap the dough in cling film and place in the freezer (not the fridge) for 15 to 20 minutes.

STEP 4: Roll out the chilled dough on a floured rolling pin to a thickness of approx. 3 to 4 mm. Try to keep an even shape so that there are no unnecessary scraps. We are going to cut out squares.

STEP 5: Cut the rolled-out dough into even squares about 6 cm in size. Cut off the uneven edges.

STEP 6: Place about one to one and a half teaspoons of filling in the centre of each square.

STEP 7: Using a kitchen knife, lift the opposite ends of the pastry and fold over the filling. Gently press together where the ends overlap.

STEP 8: Carefully place the boats on a baking tray lined with baking paper.

STEP 9: Preheat the oven to 170 °C. Place the baking tray with the pastries in the oven and bake for approx. 15 minutes until the surface turns pink.

STEP 10: Pour the icing sugar into a sieve and sugar the boats as soon as they come out of the oven.

Makes about 20 pieces.
The final amount of flour added to the curd dough depends on the type of curd used. If necessary, carefully add a spoonful of flour at a time and always work it in well.
When rolling out the dough, dip your hand in the flour and run it over the rolling pin. The dough will then not stick to the rolling pin.
The quark dough boats taste best warm, they are perfect for Sunday coffee or tea!
Freshly baked boats are fluffy, the curd cheese dough has a texture similar to puff pastry. They become soft the next day and taste just as delicious as freshly baked.

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