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Grandpa's Hungarian Kolacky

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“These cookies are SO light and SO YUMMY! This is my late grandfather's recipe; his favorite cookies to make for us, and my favorite to eat! Not sure if the spelling is completely correct; but he came straight from Hungary so I guess he'd know. :) Prep time does not include chill time. Yield is an estimate. (The jellies/pastry fillings used in this recipe can be found in cans in the baking isle of most grocery stores. I recommend using the "SOLO" brand.)”
64 cookies

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  1. Combine butter and cream cheese completely, add flour and mix well.
  2. Divide dough into 4 balls; wrap each in plastic wrap and chill 24 hours.
  3. Roll out each ball (on floured surface) to 1/8". (Be sure to keep them thin, as this keeps them "light!")
  4. Cut out silver-dollar sized cookies; place on ungreased cookie sheets.
  5. Drop 1/2 teaspoon jelly in center of each cookie and bake at 350* for 7-8 min. (Just until edges begin to brown.) I always bake the cookies flat; however, the edges may be pinched or rolled together as well!
  6. Lightly sift powdered sugar over cookies and serve.

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