Cream Cheese Kolaches

Cream Cheese Kolaches

(25 servings)    Printable Version
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 4 Tablespoons butter
  • 6 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 Tablespoon salt
  • 2 packages instant yeast
  • 1 8-ounce package cream cheese - softened
  • 3 additional Tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
Create a cream cheese filling by mixing together the cream cheese, 3 Tablespoons sugar and the vanilla. Set aside. Scald milk, add butter. In mixing bowl, lightly scramble egg, add sugar and salt. Pour in milk, let cool to lukewarm, add yeast and gradually add flour. Knead until smooth, cover and let rise until doubled (1 hour).

Roll into 2 inch balls, place 1 inch apart on baking sheet, cover and let rise 30 minutes. Create depression in middle of each roll, place 1 Tablespoon cream cheese filling in each hollow.

Bake at 350 degrees F for 15 to 20 minutes.


This recipe makes 36 rolls. Add 1 teaspoon grated orange peel to the cream cheese filling for additional flavor if desired.

Mr Breakfast would like to thank laurynlynch for this recipe.

Comments About This Recipe
What do you think of Cream Cheese Kolaches?
Overall Average Rating = 2 (out of 5)
Based on 3 votes.


From Kimmy
Rating (out of 5):  

Uh, Susan? If you divide the kolache batter into 36 (as the recipe suggests), and don't let the dough over-rise, you don't get giant bread balls. This recipe worked out really nicely for me. I added a little butter and powdered milk to the filling to make it more like Chinese cream cheese bread, and it turned out great.

Comment submitted: 12/15/2008 (#7132)



From Little Better
Rating (out of 5):  

I made the same recipe and they turned out like drop biscuits but they were eatable and soft.

Comment submitted: 5/2/2007 (#2318)



From Susan W.
Rating (out of 5):  

I made the cream cheese kolaches and they turned out like giant bread balls. I kid you not. Needless to say, I wasted a lot of time, money and ingredients. I don't think that laurynlynch knows the meaning of a kolachy. They are certainly not giant bread balls!

Comment submitted: 1/14/2005 (#62)





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