Prep 20 mins
Cook 15 mins
Found for the Zaar World Tour '05. These cookies from Poland can be made with different flavors of jam.
- Beat butter or margarine and cream cheese in mixer bowl until light and fluffy.
- Add flour gradually, beating well after each addition.
- Roll dough to 1/8 inch thickness on lightly floured surface.
- Cut into 2-inch circles.
- Spoon 1/4 teaspoon jam into center of each circle.
- Fold opposite edges together, slightly overlapping edges.
- Place 2 inches apart on greased cookie sheet.
- Bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit (190 degrees Celsius) for 15 minutes.
- Remove to wire rack to cool.
- Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar.
Very good. I never had any of the preserves running-all-over problems that I've read some people have with these. Though this is probably the standard, authentic Polish recipe, I will revise recipe next time by making a sweetened cream cheese mixture that I spread on each cookie before adding the preserves. Will do this for my husband's and my taste. We each agreed that we'd like them to be a sweeter cookie. Also, I used lemon curd along with my raspberry preserves. Twas fantastic. Next time I will make some lemon curd kolaches without the added raspberry preserves. Judging by what the ones I made tasted like, I think the lemon curd ones will end up being our favorites. I'll try to remember to come back here and report how it all turns out. Oh, by the way, I also made apricot/pineapple preserve kolaches. They were yummy also.
I made these for our very first Polish Christmas Eve (Wigilia) this year. My family is Polish and many of my Great Grandmother's recipes were never written down and are lost forever. It was truly a treat to find this fabulous traditional recipe for our holiday meal. We thoroughly enjoyed them and will be making them again in the future. I particularly love them with a cup of hot tea. Many Thanks for sharing the recipe!