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Polish Cream Cheese Cookies
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Polish Cream Cheese Cookies

Kolaczki are Polish Cream Cheese Cookies. They are a flaky pie crust like cookie filled with assorted jams, cheese or poppy seed mixture. 
Course Dessert
Cuisine Polish
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings 60 cookies
Calories 71kcal
Author Nicole Crocker

Equipment

Mixing bowl
Baking Sheet
Parchment paper
Scraping spatula
Hand Mixer-
Rolling Pin
Spatula for removing cookies from cookie sheet
Pizza Cutter
Pastry Brush

Ingredients

  • 1 (8 ounce package) Cream Cheese
  • 3 Sticks Unsalted butter ,softend
  • 3 Cups All-purpose flour
  • 3 (8 ounce jars) Assorted jellys
  • 1/2 Cup + more for dusting Confectioner Sugar

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 Degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 
  • In a large bowl, beat cream cheese with butter until light and fluffy. Add flour, 1 cup at a time, and mix well. Divide dough into quarters. Wrap each quartered dough in plastic and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. 
  • Roll out dough 1/4 inch thick on a silicone mat or a surface that has been dusted with equal parts confectioners' and granulated sugars (not flour), Mom just used granulated sugar. 
  • Using a pastry wheel or pizza cutter, cut dough into 2-inch squares. Place 1/2 to 1 teaspoon filling on center of each square. Overlap opposite corners of dough to the center over filling, pressing dough together to seal. ( Brush a tiny bit of beaten egg white on the dough where you want it to stick together to help it stick better. This will help prevent it from unsticking during baking)
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes or when corners start to brown. Cool completely and dust with confectioners’ sugar.

Notes

**These can be difficult to keep closed while baking. It's important to give the two ends you are bringing together a good pinch to keep sealed. Adding a bit of water or egg wash will also act as a glue to hold it together as well. 
Kolaczki are best eaten the same day or within a day or two.  Dust with powdered sugar just before serving.
These can be frozen unbaked.  Fill them and freeze on a parchment-lined sheet pan. When completely frozen, transfer to a freezer-safe container separated by sheets of parchment paper.
 Bake them from the frozen state. You will need to bake longer than the 15 minutes though. 
Don't freeze baked kołaczki. When defrosted, they will be soggy.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 71kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Potassium: 8mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 140IU | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 0.3mg