Made something for Mom.

My mother has been annoying me forEVER trying to find this mysterious recipe from her childhood. She knew the name, but we can’t figure out how to spell it, and that’s just what this person who made them called them, not necessarily the actual name for them. I’m not even going to attempt to spell it. Either way, it was pretty much some kinda of pastry dough, with an apricot filling. She was cheap and opted for apricot preserves, but if I was to make this for her again, I would buy dried apricots and rehydrate them with sugar water.

1 8-oz. package of cream cheese, room temperature
1 stick (1/2 cup) of butter
1 ¼ cups of flour
2 tablespoons of sugar

Apricot preserves (teaspoon on each pastry)

Coarse granulated sugar for coating

Preheat oven to 350°F.
In my mixer, I mixed together the cream cheese, butter, and flour. Once combined, I laid out a piece of parchment paper, and floured it. Then I rolled out the dough to a ½ inch thickness. You cut them into 3in by 3in squares. Then you cut each corner diagonally about a half an inch long.

Put in about a teaspoon of the filling. Then fold every other corner piece so it forms a “pinwheel” like shape.

They will not spread out at all, so you can put them fairly close together. This only makes about a dozen or so pastries.
Place on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for approximately 25 minutes. You don’t want them brown at all, maybe a bit at the edges. As soon as I took them out of the oven, I sprinkled them with “Sugar in the Raw”.



  1. Heide Said:

    They look like Kolachi. You can get them at some bakeries and they also have some with raspberry filling. The only difference in how I make mine and how you make yours is mine are cut into rectangles and opposite corners are brought together and pinched in the center. The other difference is I used powder sugar instead of regular sugar

    • Christi Said:

      My mom called them (and I’m going to spell this out phonetically) Baylishes? I have absolutly no idea. So if you’ve heard of them (and know how to spell it right) or what they’re really called it would be helpful. She liked them, but she said that they definitely didn’t taste like what we were going for. So the search continues!

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