Sourdough Kolaches are yeasted thumbprint cookie with pumpkin butter and topped with a streusel are a fun sourdough dessert recipe to make!
I won’t lie, until this month I had no idea what a kolache was! But I am so glad that I was introduced to this delicious pastry. For those who don’t know, a kolache is kind of like a yeasted thumbprint cookie with a streusel on top (you can also read more about their fun history here). Kolaches have a strong Czech heritage but have cropped up big time in Texas. They seem to take on different shapes, sometimes sweet, sometimes savory – there just is no ending to what a kolache can do!
This dough was super fantastic to work with (a little sticky, but also very easy). I whipped these bad boys out while Ladybug was in preschool and while Munchkin was still sleeping in her carseat (yes, I moved it into the house!). I decided to make some spiced pumpkin butter to add to these, topped half with the recommended streusel, and I topped the other half with some candied pecans I had on hand. Both were yummy!
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- 1 cup sour cream
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- 1 cup starter
- 2 eggs
- 3-4 cups flour (or more, if your dough is still really wet)
- 15 ounces pumpkin puree
- 1/2 + 1/8 cup pure maple syrup
- 1/4 cup apple cider
- 1 TBSP lemon juice (from half a lemon)
- 1 tsp ground ginger
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1/3 cup flour
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/6 cup butter, melted
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, mix together the sour cream, sugar, melted butter, eggs and starter.
- Add in the salt and slowly add in the flour, 1/2 cup at a time until the dough comes together and is smooth and firm but still slightly sticky.
- Cover the dough and place in the refrigerator overnight.
- In the morning, divide the dough into 20 balls, roughly about the size of golf balls.
- Place on cookie sheets lined with parchment paper and flatten slightly.
- Let rise for 10 minutes.
- Using floured fingers, make an indentation in the dough (don't be stingy, here, you want to make sure the indent stays when the dough bakes).
- Fill the indents with roughly 1 TBSP of Spiced Pumpkin Butter (See Below) and top with a little bit of streusel.
- Allow to rise for 1 hour.
- Bake in a 350 degree preheated oven for 15-20 minutes.
- Allow to cool and Enjoy!
- In a medium bowl, mix together the ingredients for the streusel until combined and sandy.
- Sprinkle over the filled kolaches before baking
Spiced Pumpkin Butter
- Combine all the ingredients in a large pot.
- Bring to a boil and then reduce heat.
- Cook, uncovered, for 25 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the mixture is thick.
- Cool and use!
- You can transfer these to jars and freeze for 6 months, or cover and store in a fridge for up to 1 week.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 346Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 35mgSodium: 209mgCarbohydrates: 60gFiber: 2gSugar: 10gProtein: 8g
(adapted from King Arthur Flour and Teenie Cakes)