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!
I made these for the holiday cookie tray and forgot to review. They were even better than the ones my in-laws bring home from the Polish deli in Chicago! The real test was when my husband's Polish grandma tried one and proclaimed it to be "the real deal". I used Polaner All-Fruit strawberry jam, but I would like to try other flavors next time too. These will definitely be appearing on the cookie tray every year from now on. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe, Elmotoo!
These are just like the ones we used to get when I was a kid. Very tasty. I admit I cheated and patted the dough out instead of rolling. I used black raspberry jam for the filling. Thanks for posting!
Very easy to do and VERY TASTY! I'm Polish, but grew up here, and I was so excited to find this recipe! Now I can actually make the goodies I would eat in Poland when visiting! Thanks for posting!!!!
Mmmm, what a yummy cookie recipe! I found the dough very easy to work with and luved the finished cookies! They came out with a crunchy top and had a lovely taste! I used a rather tart blueberry jam, so that I added some vanilla sugar (8g) to the dough, which added a really nice touch. I made half the recipe and ended up with 15 rather big kolaches. This wonderful recipe will surely be made again in my house and probably be added to my holiday give-away cookie bags. :) THANKS SO MUCH for sharing this gem of a recipe with us, Elmotoo!
Yum! These were just like Aunt Ruth's. I chilled the dough for a couple hours for easier handling and used raspberry jam. They were tasty and tender. I'll be making several batches for Christmas. They were much easier to make than I expected. Thanks for sharing the recipe Bethie! Made for Fall 2009 PAC.
Very good. I refrigerated the dough and it was easy to work with.
I hadn't had these in years - since moving from the Detroit metro area, where Polish communities abound, and where these are probably the most common cookie available. Not so in Tampa Bay, so I found your recipe and made them myself.. I'm not an experienced baker AT ALL, but found no problem making these, in fact it was pretty simple. Having worked with cream cheese doughs before, I know that you need to *refrigerate the dough for an hour* prior to attempting to roll it out - it will firm up and make it much easier to work with.