Vienesse crescent cookies, and Kolackys? (the flat circles you fold up over jam). I need them for XMas Eve and Day, but wanted to go ahead and make the, before things get crazy. I just dont want them to end up being yucky by then. The cresents especially because you roll them in powdered sugar. Which I guess could wait until day of come to think of it so it doesnt all just get absorbed between now and then.. Anyways, any advice?
Darn, noone knows?
I mean to me, the biggest problem with making kolachkies in advance, dude, I cannot stop eating them. So you could make them several days in advance but --don't even tell me or they will disappear!
If you roll the other cookies cold (room temp) when there is no warmth in them they should stay fine--also being made several days in advance should be fine. These are like Russion teacakes or Mexican cookies yes?
The kolachkies probably will need a fresh dusting of powdered sugar because the jelly will eat it.
You making apricot??? <be still my beating heart>
You using a cream cheese dough??? mmmmmmmmmmmm
LOL yes, cream cheese dough, I have never made or even had them before.. they just looked and sounded so yummy so I just had to this year
Thanks for your advice!!
Heads up on that dough. It sticks like glue and then oh no you have to eat all the booboo cookies
No but seriously it does stick real bad so just bake one cookie at a time till you get a good grip on how much jelly works & how much grease your aluminum foil needs. I always bake mine on aluminum foil. I think if any of the jelly bakes out you're toast on parchment but I haven't made them in a long time. But that's what works for me.
I just made kolachis a month or so ago w/my son for a school project. They baked up on parchment just fine. I made sure to keep everything REALLY cold. I only worked w/small batches of the dough and kept the rest in the fridge. Sheets of prepped cookies went back into the fridge before I baked them.
Most of the recipes recc'd that they be frozen if you plan to make them way ahead of time. I believe you can even make the cookies & freeze w/o baking so that you can pull out what you need and bake them as needed.
The leftover ones tasted great a few days later but the PS definately absorbed into the dough and they got mushy.
Good luck--they are very addictive. I wanted to make some for Christmas for my Polish family but I don't think my thighs can take the temptation along with all the other goodies we have here.