Czechoslovakia Cookie Rolls

I found this recipe about a year ago and have made my own personal changes to make it even more delicious. The best thing about these rolls[ is that they taste the same as Czechoslovakian Koloche, but they take about half the time, and this is why I love them so much. They are really becoming a tradition in our house at the holidays and especially at the annual cookie swap.]

Total Time:
5 hr
15 min
4 hr
45 min


  • Dough:
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, plus extra for greasing baking sheets
  • 8 ounces sour cream
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Filling:
  • 12 ounces apricot preserves
  • 3 ounces sweetened flaked coconut
  • 1/2 cup pecans or walnuts, coarsely chopped
  • 12 maraschino cherries, chopped
For the dough:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease 2 baking sheets and set aside.

In a mixer, beat the butter and sour cream until smooth, about 2 minutes. Gradually add the flour and salt until the dough comes together and pulls away from the side of the bowl. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.

Divide dough into 4 even pieces and roll into 9 by 12-inch pieces about 1/4-inch thick. Set aside.

For the filling:

In a medium bowl, combine all 4 ingredients and mix until smooth. Divide the filling into 4 even portions, and spread even amounts of filling on each piece of rolled out dough, leaving a 1-inch border. Roll lengthwise and transfer to a cookie sheet. Repeat with remaining pieces of dough, placing 2 rolls on each cookie sheet.

Bake until golden at the edges, about 35 to 45 minutes. Slice while still warm into 1 to 2- inch slices. Cool completely on wire racks.

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