My grandmother from Romania used to make them, and they were heavenly!
Wish I had her recipe.
Here's a few pages I found, and a recipe of something similar...
Authentic Hungarian Kalachki
Sweet Kolache Recipe Recipe | Recipezaar
Here's a variation someone sent me...
> 1/2 lb butter, softened
> 8 oz cream cheese, softened
> 2 c all-purpose flour
> Cream butter and cream cheese together then beat in flour a little at a
> time. Knead dough lightly, if necessary, to incorporate all flour.
> Divide dough into 4 portions, wrap in wax paper and refrigerate for at
> least one hour (or up to a week).
> When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350. Roll out dough into a circle
> about 1/16 inch thick. Cut the dough into 16 pie shaped wedges, if
> sticky, dust with a little flour. Spread each wedge with filling of
> choice (be quite sparing) and roll up from the wedge to the point. Place
> on ungreased cookie sheet and sprinkle with granulated sugar (the natural
> coarser grained sugar works well here). Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until
> Date/Nut Filling
> 1/2 c sugar
> 1/2 c chopped dates (or prunes)
> 1 t cinnamon
> 1 c finely chopped nuts
> (note: could add apple to this one, maybe ½ c and increase sugar a bit or
> add apple & cranberry)
> Poppyseed Filling – straight out of the can.
> Walnut Filling - b Walnuts, finely ground,1 Egg, 1c Sugar, Water –
> enough to make a paste
> Jam Filling
> 1 c ground nuts
> 1 c jam
> (I have used apricot and almond, strawberry and almond, boysenberry and
> walnut, etc.)