Kolachy Cookies Recipe

Kolachy Cookies Recipe


Kolachy cookies are a cream-cheese-filled Hungarian Christmas treat. This recipe pairs the cheese with sweet pineapples.

Prep: 30 mins
Cook: 12 mins
Total: 42 mins


For Cookie Dough:

  • 2 unsalted butter, sticks, at room temperature
  • 8 oz cream cheese, at room temperature
  • cup AP flour
  • ¼ tsp. salt

For Filling:

  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tbsp powdered sugar, plus more for dusting
  • 15 oz pineapple, (1 can), crushed, drained very well
  • ½ cup red raspberry preserves


  1. Add cream cheese and butter together into a bowl of a stand mixer. Cream together butter and cream cheese, until light and fluffy.

  2. Slowly add in the flour and salt, mixing until incorporated but don't overmix. Roll dough into two balls and covered with plastic wrap.

  3. Chill for at least 2 hours.

  4. After 2 hours, remove from fridge and preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with silicone baking mats or parchment paper.

  5. If using cream cheese and pineapple, prepare filling by mixing the powdered sugar with the cream cheese.

  6. Roll out one ball of dough until very thin. Using a pizza cutter, cut the dough into a big square, removing the edges. Then cut the big square into small 2x2 squares.

  7. On the diagonal of each square, smear a bit of cream cheese then add 1 teaspoon of pineapple. If using preserves, add 1 to 2 teaspoons of preserves. Fold one edge in and then the other. Seal seam with water.

  8. Bake on baking sheet for 12 minutes.

  9. Remove from oven and sprinkle with powdered sugar. Remove to cooling rack for at least half an hour.

  10. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Store in an airtight container in the fridge or freeze for up to four weeks.


  • Sugar: 8g
  • :
  • Calcium: 42mg
  • Calories: 152kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 20g
  • Cholesterol: 16mg
  • Fat: 7g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 2g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g
  • Potassium: 80mg
  • Protein: 3g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Sodium: 222mg
  • Trans Fat: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 211IU
  • Vitamin C: 9mg
Nutrition Disclaimer
Want to share your favorite Kolachy Cookies recipe or get feedback on this one? Head over to the Recipe Sharing forum and join the discussion!

Was this page helpful?

Chat Bubble Icon Share your own special recipe
Submit Your Own Recipe

Have your own special recipe to share? Submit Your Recipe Today!