---------- Recipe via Meal-Master (tm) v8.05
  
       Title: Kolachki
  Categories: Cookies, Russian, Holiday
       Yield: 6 servings
  
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            Dough--------------
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     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)
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            ------------walnut -- €
            Filling------------
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       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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