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Here’s a festive, delicious and easy recipe that travels well because you put it together when you get to your holiday party. I served this at Elder’s Ace Hardware Christmas Open House in Chattanooga, Tennessee, a three hour trip from our home. I simply packed my Palmetto Pimento Cheese in a cooler and took some of our Strawberry Vanilla Spread and the rest of my supplies in a basket.

pimento cheese wreath
Pimento Cheese Wreath
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Delicious recipe inspired by Palmetto Pimento Cheese, paired with Unicoi Preserves Strawberry Vanilla and Front Porch Pecans.
pimento cheese wreath
Pimento Cheese Wreath
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Delicious recipe inspired by Palmetto Pimento Cheese, paired with Unicoi Preserves Strawberry Vanilla and Front Porch Pecans.
Ingredients
  • 24 oz. Palmetto Pimento Cheese Original, Jalapeno or Bacon
  • 2 jars Unicoi Preserves Strawberry Vanilla Spread
  • Front Porch Sea Salt Roasted Pecans
  • Crackers
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Spoon Palmetto Pimento Cheese in a round wreath shape on your party platter. I chose a platter that had a lip so I just followed the line. If your platter doesn't have an interior lip, simply put a glass in the middle to leave space and spoon your pimento cheese in a circle. This doesn't have to be perfect.
    pimento cheese wreath
  2. Decorate the pimento cheese wreath with pecans.
    pimento cheese wreath
  3. Spoon two jars of Unicoi Preserves Strawberry Vanilla Spread into the middle of the pimento cheese wreath.
    pimento cheese wreath
  4. Serve Pimento Cheese Wreath with crackers of your choice.
    pimento cheese wreath
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  6. Take empty platter home.
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Kolachki Cookies
My Mom's Kolachki
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My mom, Diane Lescosky, made these cookies every Christmas for us and this recipe was one of my Dad's favorite. Sometimes she'd fill them with chopped pecans that we had picked and shelled with my Pop Pop, other times she'd fill them with jam or preserves. I'd like to think that my folks would like my version, filled with our Strawberry Vanilla and Salted Caramel Peach Spread. You'll notice there is no sugar in the cookie dough. This is not a typo. The only sugar in this recipe is the powdered sugar you use for rolling the dough before baking and dusting before serving.
Servings Prep Time
30 cookies 30 minutes
Cook Time
10-15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
30 cookies 30 minutes
Cook Time
10-15 minutes
Kolachki Cookies
My Mom's Kolachki
Print Recipe
My mom, Diane Lescosky, made these cookies every Christmas for us and this recipe was one of my Dad's favorite. Sometimes she'd fill them with chopped pecans that we had picked and shelled with my Pop Pop, other times she'd fill them with jam or preserves. I'd like to think that my folks would like my version, filled with our Strawberry Vanilla and Salted Caramel Peach Spread. You'll notice there is no sugar in the cookie dough. This is not a typo. The only sugar in this recipe is the powdered sugar you use for rolling the dough before baking and dusting before serving.
Servings Prep Time
30 cookies 30 minutes
Cook Time
10-15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
30 cookies 30 minutes
Cook Time
10-15 minutes
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup Butter, softened
  • 3 oz. Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1 1/4 cup All purpose flour
  • 1 pinch salt
  • Powdered sugar, for rolling cookies
  • Unicoi Preserves Strawberry Vanilla Spread
  • Unicoi Preserves Salted Caramel Peach Spread
Servings: cookies
Instructions
  1. Beat butter and cream cheese with a mixer until light and fluffy. Add a pinch of salt.
  2. Add the flour gradually, beating well after each addition. After you've incorporated all the flour, roll into a ball, wrap with plastic wrap and refrigerate to chill, an hour or longer.
  3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Take dough out of the refrigerator and let it soften about 15 minutes so its easier to roll. The dough should be cool to touch. For ease of rolling, sprinkle your surface with powdered sugar (not flour) and roll dough out to about 1/8 inch thickness. Cut cookies using a 2 1/2 inch or 3 inch round cookie cutter. Alternately, cut into squares of that same dimension.
    Kolachki Cookies
  4. Spoon 1/4 teaspoon of Unicoi Preserves into the center of each cookie. Fold opposite sides together, with a slight overlap. Press lightly to seal.
    Kolachki Cookies
  5. Place cookies on a Silpat or parchment lined baking sheet.
    Kolachki Cookies
  6. Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes. They will not brown on top, only set.
    Kolachki Cookies
  7. Remove and place on wire cooling rack. Sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving.
    Kolachki Cookies
  8. Note: If some of the cookies open up and weep a bit, don't worry, just sprinkle those with a bit more powdered sugar. They'll still be delicious.
    Kolachki Cookies
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