Cream Cheese Kolaches Recipe - rounds of dough filled with a sweet and tangy lemon cream cheese filling topped with a sugary streusel.
– 3 1/2 cup all-purpose flour about 17.5 oz – 2 1/4 teaspoon instant or rapid-rise yeast – 1 teaspoon sea salt – 1 cup milk whole milk, room temperature – 10 tablespoons butter unsalted, melted – 1/3 cup sugar – 1 egg plus 2 egg yolks, room temperature Kolaches Filling – 8 oz cream cheese softened – 3 tablespoons sugar – 1 egg – 2 teaspoon lemon juice – 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Kolaches Streusel – 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour – 2 tablespoons sugar – 1 tablespoon butter cold, cut into small cubes For Glaze – 1 egg yolk for glazing kolaches before baking
1 hr 30 mins
Add dough hook attachment to the mixer and turn it on low speed, slowly add milk mixture to the flour mixture, for about for 2 minute, scrapping down the bowl few times. Next, increase speed to medium-low and knead the dough for 10 minutes. the dough will be sticking to the bottom, but not the sides.
Remove the dough from the bowl onto a clean surface. Divide the dough into 16 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a smooth ball, then place each ball seam side down onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, 1 1/2 inch apart from each other. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise for 1-2 hours, in warm place.
Preheat the oven to 350F and place oven racks to upper-middle and lower-middle positions. Using a 1/3 measuring cup, great the bottom with oil spray, and press it down into the center of each ball, creating a space for filling. Using small ice cream scoop, scoop one scoop of filling into the center of the kolaches.
Brush egg yolk around the kolaches edges and sprinkle streusel over the top, bake for 25 minutes, or until golden brown, rotating baking sheets half way thru baking. Serve warm. Enjoy!
In a stand mixing bowl, add cream cheese and beat using a whisk attachment until smooth, about 1 minute. Scrap down the sides, then add the rest of the ingredients, sugar, egg, lemon juice and vanilla extract, and mix until everything is combined, about 1 minutes.