Kolacky Del Babbo Classico

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 10 mins

Polish Christmas cookies from the Chicago Tribune.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. cream cheese filling: Mix together 4 ounces (1/2 package) cream cheese, sugar and vanilla in a small bowl and set aside.
  2. Cookies: Beat together butter and the rest of the cream cheese on medium high speed until fluffy, about 3 minutes.
  3. Add flour, one cup at a time, until well combined.
  4. Divide dough into thirds, wrap each third in plastic wrap and refrigerate at least four hours.
  5. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  6. Remove one packet of dough from the refrigerator.
  7. Roll to 1/8 inch thickness on a floured work surface.
  8. Cut into 1 1/2" squares with a pizza cutter or knife.
  9. Fill each with about 1/2 teaspoon of cheese filling, fold two opposite sides of the dough together over filling to meet in the middle.
  10. Place on greased cookie sheets.
  11. Bake until golden (10-12 minutes).
  12. Transfer to folded paper towels or flattened brown paper bags to absorb any excess grease.
  13. Cool completely.
  14. Repeat with remaining refrigerated dough in two more batches.
  15. Sprinkle with confectionr’s sugar before serving.


Most Helpful

I have been making these cookies since I was very little. Instead of folding them you could just cut them with a small glass(round shape) then add spoonful of fruit perserves. When they come out of the oven top with powdered sugar.

navywife2 June 25, 2004

A lovely cookie. We got a lot of compliments on this one at Christmas. Also good with nut, prune, or fruit filling.

mollypaul May 13, 2004

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