2 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter, melted
(1/4 cup cold mashed potatoes if desired)
(small amount of water as needed for additional moisture)
ridiculous amounts of butter as desired for coating pierogi
Mix all ingredients by hand in a large mixing bowl. Knead until elastic and smooth. Roll out on a floured surface and cut into 4 inch circles. Place rounded ball of filling in the center of each circle. With water, moisten the edge of half the circle. Fold the circle over and pinch the edges well to seal. With a fork, crimp the edges. Boil in batches of about 12 pierogi for about 7 minutes or until tender. (Can throw a scrap of dough into the water with the pierogi - then test this for tenderness.) Place in a tray coated with melted butter and drizzle more melted butter over the top of the pierogi as they come out of the water. Continue cooking your batches until all are cooked. Can cool and reheat with more butter later or serve hot. Sauteed onions in the butter topping are optional but delicious.