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.