Polish Kolaczki


On the 6th day of Christmas cookies around the world, I give you Polish Kolaczki. These are a tender pie crust-like cookie filled with your favorite flavor jam.

Originally, kolaczki are said to be from Poland and are commonly seen around the holidays. Other Eastern European countries have their variations on this cookie, but only in Poland will you find the dough made with cream cheese. These are the perfect holiday cookies and I hope you give them a try this Christmas season.

Polish Kolaczki
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  1. 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  2. 1 cup butter, softened
  3. 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  4. 2 cups all-purpose flour
  5. 1 1/2 cups jam, any flavor
  1. Cream together cream cheese, butter, and sugar. Add flour and mix until a dough ball forms.
  2. On a floured surface, cut the dough into four equal parts. This will make rolling it out more manageable.
  3. Roll out each dough quarter to about 1/8" thick. Cut into 2-inch squares.
  4. Spread a thin layer of jam on the squares. Don't overfill or the dough will pop open and ooze out.
  5. Fold one corner of the dough square to the center, then fold the opposite corner to meet up with the corner you just folded over.
  6. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees F for 10-12 minutes.
  8. Remove from oven and place on a cooling rack. Put cooled cookies in the fridge so the jam will finish setting.
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