Lemon Kolaches Recipe

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  • 2 (.25 ounce) packages active dry yeast
  • 3/4 cup warm milk (110 to 115 degrees F)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 3 eggs
  • 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • FILLING:
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  1. In a large mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in warm milk. Add sugar, butter, salt lemon peel, eggs and 2 cups of flour; beat until smooth. Add enough remaining flour to form a soft dough. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour. Punch dough down. Divide in half; shape each half into 12 balls. Place 3 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Flatten each ball to a 3-in. circle. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 30 minutes. In a small mixing bowl, beat all filling ingredients until smooth. Make a depression in the center of each roll; add filling. Bake at 375 degrees F for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pan to cool on a wire rack.