Gluten Free Kolacky Cookies

Tessa Ludwig
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Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Chill time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 32 cookies
Calories 106 kcal


Baking Sheet
Silicone liner or parchment paper
Cookie scooper


  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1 TBS whole milk room temprature
  • 3 TBS sugar
  • 1 egg yolk beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups + 2 TBS Namaste Gluten Free Flour Perfect Flour Blend
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp xanthan gum
  • 12 oz can Solo fruit filling I do apricot and raspberry
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar for sifting on top


Cookie Dough Mix

  • Cream together butter, cream cheese, milk, and sugar. Add in beaten egg.
  • Sift flour, baking powder, and xanthum gum.
  • Add flour mixture to butter/cream cheese mixture stirring until well combined. Be sure to no over stir, gluten free flour can become very stiff.
  • Place in fridge covered and chill for 30+ minutes.
  • Preheat oven at 400 degrees

Cookie Shaping/Baking

  • Traditionally these are rolled, I do not roll mine out! Because I bake so many different types of cookies at Christmas its all about conveinence for me. So I came up with my own easier kolacky shaping process.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • After the dough has chilled, using a cookie scooper, scoop 12 balls and place on silicone baking sheets (I use sheets with circles for shaping).
  • Flatten each cookie in a circle shape.
  • Using your thumb indent the dough in the center.
  • With a spoon place the desired amount (typically 1 tsp) of solo pastry filling in the center of the cookie.
  • Put in a preheated oven for about 15 minutes. You want the bottoms to be light brown in color.
  • While baking place dough in the fridge to keep chilled, remove when ready to bake the next batch.
  • Remove from oven and let cool for 2 minutes on baking sheet.
  • After 2 minutes place on cooling racks.
  • When all the way cooled, sift powdered sugar over the top. I wait to do this right before serving or putting them onto a cookie tray when guests are coming over.


Serving: 1cookieSodium: 25.9mgSugar: 2gFiber: 0.3gPotassium: 12.3mgCholesterol: 36.7mgCalories: 106kcalMonounsaturated Fat: 2.4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.3gSaturated Fat: 5.1gFat: 8.4gProtein: 0.9gCarbohydrates: 7g
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