1 hr 45 mins
1 hr 30 mins
This is an old recipe from my Mom's dad's side, the origins of which we are unsure. All we know is, they are addictive! Unlike traditional Polish and Czech pastries by the same name, these are tiny open-ended jam cookies. They are traditionally eaten at Christmastime. This is my mom's version of the recipe, so I must warn you from experience that if you double it, you will actually have more of a quadruple recipe!
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- 1Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- 2Cream together butter, cream cheese, sugar, egg yolks and lemon zest.
- 3Stir in flour, creating stiff dough.
- 4Mold dough into hamburger-size patties and refrigerate for at least 8 hours.
- 5Roll patty out 1/8-1/4 inch thick, preferably on chilled marble or glass cutting board.
- 6Cut dough into 2 1/2 inch squares.
- 7Place squares on cookie sheet (ungreased is OK).
- 8In each square, dab about 1/3 teaspoon pastry filling.
- 9Fold one corner halfway over pastry so that it points to opposite corner.
- 10With pastry brush, dab egg white onto folded corner.
- 11Fold opposite corner onto folded corner.
- 12Press lightly to fix with egg white.
- 13Optional: Brush egg white over top of cookie and dust with confectioners' sugar.
- 14Bake cookies for 15-20 minutes or until edges are slightly brown.
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Nutritional Facts for Kolatki/Kolacki (Ukrainian Christmas Cookies via Czechoslovakia)
Serving Size: 1 (1952 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 171.1
- Calories from Fat 99
- Total Fat 11.0 g
- Saturated Fat 6.8 g
- Cholesterol 44.6 mg
- Sodium 81.1 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 15.7 g
- Dietary Fiber 0.4 g
- Sugars 4.0 g
- Protein 2.5 g
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