|How a Kolacky should look.|
Mom chipped in and helped me do the Kolacky. These remind me of little pies because they have a simple, cream-cheese dough that you fill with preserves or pie filling. We used raspberry jam on four dozen and peach preserves on the other five dozen. Mom put up a card table in the kitchen and we had a regular assembly line going.
The only problem was that some of the Kolacky would open up. We never could figure out why — we were convinced that they were all sealed when we put them in the oven but the odd one would pop open! Of course, it didn't affect the taste — they're so delicious. I used a bona fide diamond-shaped cookie cutter too. In the past, I've made due with a circular one, which is fine, but the recipe says to use a diamond. The diamond cutter was from my new set that Mom surprised me with — 101 cookie cutters! I looked through them like a kid inspecting Halloween candy after a night of trick-or-treating. I can't wait to try them all out. Thanks, Mom!