i don't know what recipe everyone used but, i am a professional pastry chef and thought to try these cookies. growing up in an all polish neighborhood i had tasted the best. this dough was very difficult to work with.(it was extremely wet, pasty and stuck all over as soon as it warmed up). i am surprised at the reviews because the taste was just not there. possibly. the cookies has a very doughy biscuit taste. anyway very very disappointed.
I made some of these for the girls in the office and everyone just adored them! I used strawberry preserves in some and raspberry in the others. Next time I may try some dates and finely chopped nuts in them and see how they come out. Sensational recipe to say the least!
What an excellent kolache recipe! I took the advice of Maggie and added slivered almonds on top of the glaze. Beautiful and delicious!
These are delicious!!I used strawberry jam.The flavour of the strawberries and the almond is perfect.I had trouble keeping the corners together once they were in the oven,even though they were pinched quite well.I had to take them out and use toothpicks to keep them together.That worked fine.These are more of a pasrty than a cookie but amazing no matter what you call them.
Having lived in the Czech Republic for 8 years, I was thrilled to have found a recipe for one of my favorites. One suggestion I have is to garnish the tops with finely slivered almonds after drizzling the glaze on, it enhances the almond extract in the glaze without being over powering and adds a more elegant presentation.
This was fun for me! My Girl Scouts are learning about the Czech Republic for Thinking Day, so I needed a traditional Czech food that they (8 year olds) would be willing to taste. I know they will like this one--the shape is fun and they look pretty. Next time I make them, I will try harder to roll them thinner (as the recipe says) to get a lighter look. Thanks for the easy to follow recipe that used simple ingredients I already had, and for the opportunity to "broaden our taste horizons"!
Delcious and well work the effort! I had alittle bit of trouble with the corners coming apart in the oven but on about my 3rd batch in the oven, I finally got them to close by pinching them together real tight! For the jam flavor, I used rhubarb cherry and it was to die for! This was a great addition to our xmas tray! Thanks for the recipe love4culinary!
While these are just beautiful cookies the taste is more along the lines of a scone. On my second batch I doubled the vanilla and added 1 teaspoon of cinnamon to the flour mix and sprinkled sugar on them after the egg wash and they were much more along the lines of what I like. Good recipe for not to sweet cookies.
These were so good. I made them with strawberry preserves and cream cheese (4 oz. cream cheese, 2 Tbs. sugar, 1/2 tsp vanilla, 1 egg mixed well) I didn't have almond extract so I used vanilla in the glaze. Superb, and professional looking. My son said he could eat a hundred of them! That won't be happening any time soon ;)
These were beautiful not only in looks but taste as well. Not too sweet and easy to make. I used apricot preserves, didn't have strawberry at the time .Will definately try again with strawberry too. Thanks for the recipe.