I found that kolachkys are a lot easier to make when you can find the fruit filling. Solo Cake and Pastry Filling in Apricot, Raspberry, and Prune, to be exact.
Super Target? No.
Harris Teeter? No. But feel free to select from their more than 80 varieties of EVOO…I only wish I was exaggerating.
Safeway? No. One helpful employee asked if I couldn’t just make the cookies with apple or cherry pie filling…and didn’t quite understand when I answered, “well, they wouldn’t be kolachkys then.”
45 minutes later at Giant? Yes.
But after that? Everything went smoothly. I was even able to roll the dough because I finally decided to use my brain and roll it out on my pastry mat taped to my kitchen table instead of trying to roll it out on my counter. With being only 61 inches tall, it makes it hard to roll out stiff, cold dough on these fancy-schmancy 42 inch counters. I also put a sheet of wax paper on the dough when I rolled it out, and it didn’t stick to my rolling pin.
The only hard part now? Keeping Justin from eating them!
I also got brave and made sugar cookies with Gavin. He got so crazy with the sprinkles, nonpareils, and colored sugar that a few cookies came out looking like there was melted crayon on them. I laughed at it until I tried to clean my pans.
I hope everyone is having just as much fun with your families. And if you haven’t yet, please take a peek at my fundraiser and get your order in!