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Apricot Kolache Recipe

Photo source: Grandmother's Kitchen

Wonderful to look at and to eat.

Ingredients

The Kolache
3 cups all purpose flour
1 cup butter softened to room temperature
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 (1/4 ounce) package of active dry yeast
1/2 cup warm milk (105 to 115F)
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup apricot preserve *Note: you can use any fruit preserve you would like
1 egg, well beaten

The Glaze
2/3 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon almond extract
2 to 3 teaspoons milk

Directions

Heat oven to 350F.

Combine flour, butter, sugar and salt in large bowl. Beat at low speed until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

Dissolve yeast in warm milk in small bowl.

Stir in 1 egg and vanilla.

Add milk mixture to flour mixture. Beat at low speed until well mixed.

Divide dough in half. Roll out dough on lightly floured surface, one-half at a time, to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut dough into 3 to 3.5 -inch squares; top each with1 teaspoonpreserves.

Bring up 2 opposite corners of each square to center; pinch tightly to seal.

Place 2 inches apart onto greased cookie sheets; brush with beaten egg.

Bake 10-14 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely.

Combine powdered sugar, almond extract and enough milk for desired glazing consistency in small bowl. Drizzle over cooled kolaches.

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