Formed Cookies Kolache

posted by Schmitty 07-19-99 4:22 PM


1 package active dry yeast or 1 cake compressed yeast
3/4 cup water
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons melted butter or margarine, cooled
2 1/2 cups packaged biscuit mix
3/4 cup chopped stewed prunes
1/4 teaspoon grated lemon peel
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon sugar

Soften dry yeast in warm water or compressed yeast in lukewarm water.

Add 2 tablespoons sugar, the butter and biscuit mix; beat vigorously 2 to 3 minutes.

Turn out on surface well dusted with biscuit mix.

Knead til smooth, about 25 strokes.

Shape in twelve 2-inch balls. Place about 3 inches apart on greased cooky sheet.

Flatten slightly.

Make deep depression in center of each; fill with cherry preserves or Prune filling.

Mix prunes, lemon peel, juice and 1 tablespoon sugar.

Cover filled buns with damp cloth.

Let rise in warm place til almost double, 1 to 1 1/2 hours.

Bake in hot oven (400 degrees) 10 minutes or til done.

Dust with confectioners' sugar. Serve Hot.

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