I know the perogies are inexpensive and could be found in any supermarket. But they are very easy and fun to make. I always make some extra ( double the recipe ) and freeze them for a future use. My boys love them with a little butter parmesan and fresh chopped herbs.
All purpose flour 2 1/3 cups
Cooking oil 2 tbsp
Water ( or more if needed) 3/4 cups
Salt 1/2 tsp
Warm mashed potatoes 1 1/2 cups
Grated medium cheddar cheese 1 cup
Butter 2 tbsp
Salt 1/2 tsp
Pepper 1/8 tsp
Fresh herbs 2 tsp (optional)
In a large mixing bowl. Combine and mix well all four ingredients. And the dough comes together turn on a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth(about 4 minutes). Return to the bowl let rest for 20 minutes.
In a separate mixing bowl mix together all the ingredients for the filling.
Turn dough out on a lightly floured surface and roll out about 1.5 mm thin. Cut into 2 1/2 inch (6.4 cm ) circle with a biscuit cutter. Knead the scrapes together and roll out again and cut until all the dough is used.
Place filling in the center of each circle fold and seal. Transfer on a lightly floured baking sheet and keep cover ( so won't dry ) until all are made.
Drop by batches into a large pot of boiling water. Stir with wooden spoon to keep from sticking to bottom. Boil 3 or 4 minutes. They will float to the top and puffed up when cooked.
Remove with slotted spoon to large bowl. Add melted butter toss gently so they won't stick together.
Serve with your favorite sauce.