Thursday, September 12, 2013

Fall Bucket List

Most people think that Florida does not have 4 seasons so I'm here to assure you that we do indeed have changing seasons.  One of these days I'll post a picture of all the leaves in my yard.  hehe! Anyway, here's a perfect example of what I plan to do this Fall.


Another thing I plan to add to my Bucket List is to make Kolachy again this year.  I found the picture and recipe on Andy's Facebook page with the comment; "my Mom used to make these".


Figured I might as well share the recipe in case anyone would like to make them.

Kolacky-Polish Christmas Cookies.Yield: about 2-1/2 dozen cookies

Ingredients:
1/2 cup (1 stick = 4 ounces) butter, softened
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 cup all-purpose flour
fruit preserves (raspberry, pineapple, cherry, poppy seed)

Directions:
Beat butter and cream cheese in large bowl with electric mixer at medium speed until smooth and fluffy. Gradually add flour; beat at low speed until mixture forms soft dough. Divide dough ball in half; wrap each half in plastic wrap. Refrigerate 1 hour or until firm.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Roll out dough, half at a time, on floured surface to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut into 2-1/2 inch squares. Spoon 1 tsp. preserves into center of each square. Bring up two opposite corners to center; pinch together tightly to seal. Fold sealed tip to one side; pinch to seal. Place 1-inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 10 to 13 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks; cool completely. Sprinkle with powdered sugar (optional).

They are dee-lish. Happy baking!

8 comments:

  1. There are a few trees around my neighborhood that actually do turn a pretty color when it gets chilly. Last October I was able to make a visit to Tennessee. The fall colors there were unbelievable! The Christmas cookies looks wonderful. I'll have to try this. Have a great weekend.

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    1. I'm off to the Blue Ridge on Weds. Hope to get some good Fall foliage pictures! Hope yours is a good w/e. Hugz!

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  2. Hi Marge,
    Yes, it's hard for me to think of those "always warm/hot and sunny" areas as having seasons. Here, in Alberta, our seasons are very obvious (lol). Wishing you the very best of weekends! ((hugs))

    www.momentsoftranquility.ca/wynneswarbles

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    1. Wishes for a great w/e for you too Wynne. Hugz!!

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  3. Hi Marge, we have fall here but it does not arrive until Oct.
    I am working on a webpage for my daughter Renee who is starting her nursing career. Do you have any nurse adoptions tucked away that you could send me? I would appreciate it. Thank you. The recipe sounds good, reminds me of my mom.

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    1. Will be sending you what I have later today! So happy to help & best wishes to your dau on her new life path. A "big hug" to her as a welcome to the Wonderful World of Nursing.

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  4. Sadly, you can rarely see any difference in the different seasons where I live in Florida. Once in a great while I will see some trees with changing colors, but that's when I travel away from my house. We have about 11 trees on our property, but their leaves only turn brown. I miss all the fall colors.

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  5. Sadly, you can rarely see any difference in the different seasons where I live in Florida. Once in a great while I will see some trees with changing colors, but that's when I travel away from my house. We have about 11 trees on our property, but their leaves only turn brown. I miss all the fall colors.

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