By littleturtle on April 11, 2005
"Polish Easter Cookies. A softer version of shortbread, topped with almonds and cut into serving-sized squares. There is a variety of traditional toppings. Mazurka is usually colourfully iced and decorated with jam, nuts and raisins. Other decorations could be eggs done in icing, willow branches made of marzipan, chocolate flowers, or "Alleluja" or "Wesolego Alleluja" (equivalent to Happy Easter) spelled out in almonds. Also called mazurek wielkanocny (Easter mazurka, pronounced mah-ZOO-rek bi-el-ka-NUTS-ny); traditionally mazurek is only served as part of the breakfast feast after Easter Mass. Will keep for 2-3 weeks in a tightly covered container."
Serving Size: 1 (1192 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
" I find it hard to believe nobody has tried these yet. They were definitely a hit with our family and friends. I come from a Polish background and am drawn to recipes from the region but that does not bias my opinion at all! The cookies were splendid, and next time I think I'll top them with raisins as well as the almonds!! "