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Classic Fruit Kolaches

 Classic Fruit Kolaches
We love making these melt-in-your-mouth goodies. For extra fun, use Christmas cookie cutters instead of a biscuit cutter. —Glen & Sue Ellen Borkholder, Sturgis, Michigan
30 ServingsPrep: 35 min. + rising Bake: 15 min./batch

Ingredients

  • 6 to 7 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 cups 2% milk
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 can (12 ounces) raspberry and/or apricot cake and pastry filling
  • ICING:
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoons McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 to 6 tablespoons 2% milk

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine 3 cups flour, sugar, yeast and salt. In a
  • large saucepan, heat milk, cubed butter and water to
  • 120°-130°. Add to dry ingredients; beat just until
  • moistened. Add egg yolks; beat until smooth. Stir in enough
  • remaining flour to form a soft dough (dough will be sticky). Do not
  • knead. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 45 minutes.

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Classic Fruit Kolaches (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Turn dough onto a floured surface; roll to 1/2-in. thickness. Cut
  • with a floured 2-1/2-in. biscuit cutter. Place 2 in. apart on
  • lightly greased baking sheets. Brush with melted butter. Cover and
  • let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 350°. Using the back of a spoon, make an
  • indentation in the center of each roll. Spoon a heaping teaspoonful
  • of raspberry and/or apricot filling into each indentation. Bake
  • 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pans to wire racks
  • to cool.
  • Combine confectioners' sugar, butter, vanilla, salt and enough milk
  • to achieve desired consistency. Drizzle over rolls. Yield: 2-1/2
  • dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 kolache equals 245 calories, 8 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 58 mg cholesterol, 259 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.