Ann Straka's Kolačky
1/2 pound of cream cheese
1/2 pound of butter
Two cups of flour
Prune, apricot, and/or poppyseed filling
Combine the cream cheese, butter and flour until creamy and the batter is fluffy. Roll the dough in a ball and refrigerate it overnight.
The next day, cut the ball into four sections to make the dough a bit more manageable. Roll out each of the sections so they are about 1/4 inch thick. Cut the dough into strips, then squares and fill each one with your choice of prune, poppyseed or apricot filling. Fold the left corner of the square with the lower right one and pinch or twist the edges. Sometimes a little water is helpful in making sure the edges stick together.
Bake for 7 minutes in a 350 degree oven. Serve with sprinkled powdered sugar on top.
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