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Incredible Sausage Kolaches

These Incredible Sausage Kolaches are packed with flavor, simple to make, and can be enjoyed anytime! A fluffy pastry shell with a tender sausage link inside, what's not to love?
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Resting Time1 hr
Servings: 14
Calories: 316kcal
Author: The Cookin' Chicks


  • 1 packet highly active yeast
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 cups flour (all purpose)
  • 1 package lil smokies sausages
  • cheddar cheese slices, halved
  • jalapenos, optional
  • 1 egg beaten with tad bit of water (for egg wash)


  • Combine the yeast and sugar in a mixing bowl.
  • In a small pot, melt the butter with milk. Remove from heat and allow to cool 3-5 minutes.
  • Whisk in the eggs to the butter mixture.
  • Add this to the yeast/sugar in mixing bowl.
  • Carefully add in the flour and salt.
  • Use a dough hook on the mixer and mix until a dough ball forms.
  • Place dough into a greased, large bowl and cover with a towel. Allow to rise for about an hour. *At this point, you can place in refrigerator overnight to make for breakfast the next morning OR continue on with the directions.
  • *If you have refrigerated dough, allow to sit out on counter for 30 minutes before moving to next steps.
  • Place the dough on a well floured surface and roll to about 1/8" thickness.
  • Cut dough into 14 even pieces.
  • Place some jalapenos onto each dough square if using.
  • Place cheese halves onto each dough square.
  • Line 2 lil smokie sausages onto each dough square to fill entire center.
  • Fold the sides of the dough over the filling and place seam side DOWN onto a cookie sheet.
  • Place additional jalapenos on top of the jalapeno filled kolaches to differentiate between spicy and not.
  • Loosely cover cookie sheet with a towel and allow to rise an additional 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a small bowl, create the egg wash by whisking an egg with a splash of water.
  • Lightly brush this mixture on top of the filled dough aka kolaches.
  • Place cookie sheet in preheated oven and bake for about 25 minutes.
  • Remove and enjoy! *Careful, the insides are quite hot, so don't burn your mouth with the cheese or filling!



Calories: 316kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 75mg | Sodium: 576mg | Potassium: 140mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 289IU | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 2mg
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