This traditional Czech/Polish pastry has acquired an American twist! Kolacky (or Kolaches) are cookies traditionally filled with a variety of fruit, poppy-seed or cheese fillings. My family serves them at most holiday dinners and they are the perfect bite-sized treat after any feast. This time, I made them with a homemade pumpkin pie filling.
The baking season has really kicked in this week since I was invited to attend the Chicago Food Swap this weekend. The Chicago Food Swap is an organization that meets monthly to swap homemade and homegrown food in the Chicago area. No money changes hands and it is free to participate, plus it is a great way to form friendships and trade inspiration. I am baking a few varieties of goodies in preparation for this event. My baked goods will be stored and transported using Sweet Stackers. Special for the November swap, I will get to showcase my Stackable Food Storage System and even raffle Sweet Stackers as a door prize.
These homemade Pumpkin Pie Kolacky are on my swap list and I will probably be making more for Thanksgiving dinner.
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Pumpkin Pie Kolacky Filling
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
2 tablespoon sugar
pinch of salt
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 tablespoon egg, beaten
1 tablespoon milk
Combine all ingredients in a bowl.
Place a teaspoon dollop of filling on kolacky dough. Bake in 400° oven for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned.
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