Gluten Free Texas Kolaches

Gluten Free Texas Kolaches

Ever since we found out my husband had Celiac disease, he's been begging me to find a way to make some Gluten Free Texas Kolaches. (Around here, we grew up with meat and other things stuffed inside dough being called a kolache.) These are melt in your mouth delicious and have a hidden sweet treat inside for the perfect salty/sweet combo!

This recipe was sponsored by Natural Delights Medjool Dates. All thoughts and ideas are my own. 

Gluten Free Texas Kolaches

Gluten Free Texas Kolaches

Yield: 6 kolaches

1 batch Gluten Free Cheese Roll Dough

12 Natural Delights™ Pitted Medjool dates

4 oz. uncured sausage of choice (You can use chopped up sausage or small mini links as shown)

Melted butter or coconut oil

Prepare cheese roll dough as directed here (or use a store bought mix.) Refrigerate the dough for at least 2 hours. Once chilled and firm, using wet hands divide the dough into 6 balls and then flatten each ball into a circle, getting them as flat as possible.

Carefully slice open (vertically) 12 Medjool dates. Place as much chopped sausage (or a small link) inside one Medjool date, and then top with another sliced Medjool date completely surrounding the sausage. 

Take one dough circle and wrap it around a stuffed Medjool date, pinching at the seems to seal the date and sausage inside. Repeat with the other 5 circles. Place the dough balls in the freezer and freeze for at least 4 hours or until frozen through. 

Remove the frozen dough balls from the freezer. Brush each with a small amount of butter or coconut oil. and arrange on a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake on 350 for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool for 5-10 minutes before eating. Enjoy!

Store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days, or freeze. 

Gluten Free Texas Kolaches