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BadKitties is travelling, and I'm filling in for her.

This is a recipe for some of the best Kolacky cookies you've ever tasted.  These are so good.

Kolacky

1 lb. soft butter
1 pint vanilla ice cream, melted
4 cups flour
Apricot or raspberry filling

Mix soft butter and melted ice cream.  Add flour one cup at a time, and beat well.  Separate into 2 parts, wrap in saran wrap, and refrigerate overnight.  (If you don't want to bake all of the cookies at the same time, you can freeze the dough at this point.)

Roll out one part of the dough on a floured board.  You can cut the dough in squares and put a spoonful of filling in the center, and press two ends together.  I usually take a small glass, and press circles out of the dough, and put a spoonful of filling on it.

Put on unbuttered cookie sheet, and bake for 1/2 hour at 350, till light brown.  Sprinkle with powdered sugar when hot, and again when cool.

These cookies are best eaten the day they are baked.

This is a great cookie for the holidays, or any days.

Enjoy!

Have a peaceful, Veterans day.


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