“This is my Nanny's sisters recipe. These are the best kolaches I have ever eaten. I finally asked for the recipe a few months back. I have not made them yet- I know I will want to eat the whole pan- they are great ! Everyone in the family fights over these- the first reviewer must not have done something correct- these are a true german kolache- very very good- not super sweet dough- just right.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Dissolve yeast in warm water, combine warm milk, shortening, sugar, salt and egg with dissolved yeast.
  2. Add flour and work just enough to mix ingredients. Let rest 5-8 minutes and work slightly.
  3. Let rest until doubles in size. Make balls the size of an egg.
  4. Put on greased baking sheet and brush with melted butter. Let rise until light and press center down and fill.
  5. After filling, let rise 15 minutes and bake at 375 degrees for 15 minutes. Careful not to over bake - they get done fast!
  6. Filling:.
  7. Prune Puree, Blackberry Pie Filling , Apricot Filling- you can fill w/ whatever suits your taste. I love blackberry.
  8. Times and servings are guesses- I have not made these- will edit after I do.

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