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.