Vareniki with Farmers Cheese

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For the pierogi filling:
2 lbs Farmer's cheese
½ cup Sugar
1 Eggs
For the pierogi dough:
2 Eggs
2 tbsp Sour cream
½ cup Water lukewarm
1 cup Milk
4 cups All-purpose flour
3 tbsp Sugar
1 tsp Salt

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Vareniki with Farmers Cheese


Put this Vareniki with Farmers Cheese on the menu for your next potluck dinner night. The other guests will talk about these delicious dumplings for weeks, if not months after! People will ask you for the recipe for this vareniki with cheese. The best thing about this recipe is that it is really easy to make. People often think that dumplings are fiddly to make but once you start these, you will fly through making them!

To make this vareniki with farmer cheese recipe, start by combining cheese, sugar and egg to make the dumpling filling. Prepare a pastry dough using eggs, sour cream, water, flour, sugar and salt. Knead and roll out the dough and using a cookie cutter or cup, cut the dough into circles. Place a spoonful of filling on each pastry circle and fold to create a scallop-edged dumpling. Cook in boiling water and serve warm with sour cream or jam. Yum!

To make my Vareniki with Farmers Cheese, you will need the following ingredients:

Ingridiens for Vareniki with Farmers Cheese

Steps to make Vareniki with Farmers Cheese


Make filling


Combine ½ a cup of sugar with 2 pounds of farmer's cheese and 1 egg in a bowl. When the ingredients are fully mixed, set to one side.


Make dough


Mix 2 eggs together with 2 tablespoons of sour cream, ½ a cup of lukewarm water and 1 cup of milk until you have a smooth mixture.


Knead dough


Add 4 cups of flour, 3 tablespoons of sugar and 1 teaspoon of salt. Bring mixture together and knead the dough by hand or using a stand-up mixer until it is no longer sticky.


Cut out pierogi wrappers


Roll the pierogi dough on a floured surface. Cut out dough circles using a floured cup or cookie cutters.


Fill dumplings


Place a spoonful of filling in the center of each dough circle.


Shape the dumplings


Fold each dough piece in half and press the edges together firmly using your fingers. Make sure that the seal is tight enough for your filling not to fall out. Use your fingers to create a scalloped edge by pinching along the sealed dough.




Repeat the process until all the dough and filling is used.




Bring a large saucepan of water to boil. Place 10-20 pierogi in the pan and cook until the dumplings float to the top. Drain and top with melted unsalted butter. Repeat until all the pierogi are cooked.




Serve with sour cream, jam or sugar.

This Vareniki with Farmers Cheese will make a great addition to your next potluck dinner. Other guests will be so impressed! Try them soon and don’t forget to tag #CookMeRecipes in your instagram posts!

Jelena is an interior designer and young mom! As a busy working mom, her time is precious so she’s always looking for a quick and efficient way to get things done. Jelena is very creative, but has a strong practical side. She loves trying new things and travels a lot, especially around Europe. The kitchen is Jelena’s safe space, where she can let her creative side out and dedicate herself to her favorite hobby - cooking!

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Total Reviews: 13
Kataleya Kuhlers

Not a huge fan i think the potato pierogi is better savoury is always best when it comes to dumplings the sweetness makes it taste a bit weird.

Leela Maltby

Ukrainian foods are always interesting i tried the cherry vareniki too and both are equally delicious in my opinion.

Carson Keyser

My daughter loveees this with some blueberry jam it's like her favorite thing to eat haha.

Tia Stitts

Delicious!! I swapped out normal milk for coconut instead though.

Mariella Eckrote

Loved this farmer cheese verniki, had it for dessert today :)

Deanna Octave

You guys are AWESOME!! legit the best desserts on the planet are served here.

Maryjane Jedziniak

Mine came out very soggy and not too tasty.

Aleigha Vamos

If you're looking for a simple fast dumpling recipe that's sweet and not frozen this is it.

Kataleya Kuhlers

Not a huge fan i think the potato pierogi is better savoury is always best when it comes to dumplings the sweetness makes it taste a bit weird.

Gretchen Takaki

Great idea can't wait to try this out tonight but might change a few things cause I'm not a huge fan of sourcream with sweet stuff.

Sailor Mahaffie

Wow this was fun to make and tasted fantastic, super simple too thx.

Carson Keyser

My daughter loveees this with some blueberry jam it's like her favorite thing to eat haha.


Well done! Thanks for sharing!
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