K for Kolaches – International Picnic Day #PicnicGame

K for Kolaches – International Picnic Day #PicnicGame

Kudos Kitchen Kolaches Recipe via kudoskitchenbyrenee.com

Today is International Picnic Day, and even though it’s Wednesday some of the #SundaySupper family of bloggers have gotten together for a virtual picnic. We’ve got you covered from A-Z with fantastic items to fill your picnic basket. My contribution is the 11th letter of the alphabet, K, and I’m bringing Kolaches!!!

Have you ever played the picnic word game where you you have to remember items in alphabetical order that everyone else is bringing in the virtual picnic basket? That’s what we’re playing today! Every food blogger participant in today’s #PicnicGame has claimed a letter of the alphabet and made a dish that is picnic appropriate beginning with the letter they’ve chosen. Great fun, don’t you think? Me too, so I hope you’re hungry! We’re on our way to a picnic!!!

I’m going on a picnic and I’m bringing…

Asian Chicken Salad from Try Anything Once Culinary
Beautiful Beet Salad from Small Wallet, Big Appetite
Chicken Muffuletta from Marlene Baird
Double Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups from The Dinner-Mom
Elote from Peaceful Cooking
Fennel Slaw from FoodieTots
Greek Farro Salad from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
Honey Porter Glazed Chicken and Vegetable Skewers from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
Italian Pasta Salad from Casa de Crews
Japanese Plum Sushi from NinjaBaking.com


Kudos Kitchen Kolaches Recipe via kudoskitchenbyrenee.com

Makes: 1 dozen     Prep Time:  20 minutes     Bake Time: 25-30 minutes

3 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon vanilla
fruit jam (I used seedless raspberry and seedless blackberry)
powdered sugar for dusting

-In a large bowl with a hand mixer, or the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the cream cheese and butter.
-Add the vanilla.
-Add the flour slowly until incorporated.
-Shape into a disc, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 1 hour.
-Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
-Roll the dough out to 1/8″ thickness and cut into approximate 2 1/2″ squares
-Place about 1 teaspoon of jam into the center of each square. Overlap the opposite corners and press the dough together to seal.
-Place the cookies on a parchment lined baking sheet.
-Bake in a preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned.
-Cool completely and then dust with powdered sugar.

But don’t stop here, you have a whole picnic basket of goodies to munch on during the day. Check out the recipe below and then you can go take a nap in the shade after you’re done eating 🙂

Today we are celebrating International Picnic Day by bringing you a basket packed with goodies from A to Z, in the style of the picnic game! Drop by the Sunday Supper Movement to see the whole picnic spread out on our virtual blanket.

I’m going on a picnic and I’m bringing…
Asian Chicken Salad from Try Anything Once Culinary
Beautiful Beet Salad from Small Wallet, Big Appetite
Chicken Muffuletta from Marlene Baird
Double Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups from The Dinner-Mom
Elote from Peaceful Cooking
Fennel Slaw from FoodieTots
Greek Farro Salad from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
Honey Porter Glazed Chicken and Vegetable Skewers from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
Italian Pasta Salad from Casa de Crews
Japanese Plum Sushi from NinjaBaking.com
Kudos Kitchen Kolaches from Kudos Kitchen by Renee
Lemon Yogurt Bundt Cake from In The Kitchen With KP
Molasses Lovers Baked Beans from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
Northern Bean Salad with Egg and Prosciutto from Family Foodie
Orzo Salad from The Not So Cheesy Kitchen
PICOBLAT from Simply Healthy Family
Quinoa-Stuffed Grape Leaves from Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Roasted Fingerlings with Capers and Dill from Peanut Butter and Peppers
Spicy Southern Fried Chicken from Food Lust People Love
Tuscan Bread Salad from Curious Cuisiniere
Ultimate Potato Salad from Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen
Veggie Loaded Sandwiches from Momma’s Meals
Wild Watermelon Sangria from The Weekened Gourmet
Xavier Chicken Dumpling Soup from Nik Snacks
Yogurt Banana Berry Ice Pops from girlichef
Za’atar-Spiced Chickpea and Freekeh Salad from Sunday Supper Movement

Until we eat again,

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  1. I love kolaches, Reneé, but I've never tried to make them myself. Pinning on my Recipes to Try board!

  2. I've never ever had kolaches but these look like a must-try! I have the perfect jam to use too. 🙂

  3. What perfect kolaches! Yours are gorgeous!!!

  4. Kolaches!!!! OMG, love… I was in Texas a couple months ago and when we drove from Fort Worth to Austin, of course we stopped at the Czech Stop in West to grab a couple of kolaches to take on the road. Cream cheese and peach, I think. They were soooo delicious.

  5. Look like kiffles to me these wouldn't last long around here!

  6. Ooh! I love kolaches! Yours look amazing!

  7. I have never heard of Kolaches, but oh my gosssh do I need them!

  8. Your kolaches look super-duper yummy, Renee. Perfect finger food for a picnic!

  9. I'm pretty sure that I'd be able to eat a whole darn batch – these sound irresistible! I want kolaches in my next picnic basket 🙂

  10. The pastry alone sounds amazing…I mean…cream cheese? YES! Then you add yummy jams….mmmmm.

  11. Honestly, never tried kolaches but I'd love to have some of yours in my picnic basket.

  12. I have never tried kolaches, to be honest I hadn't heard of them before, but yours make me want to know them…..and SOON!!

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