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Kolaczki Recipe


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"Jam filled Holiday cookies which have been a tradition for every Polish Christmas Eve I can remember."

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Original recipe makes 4 dozen Change Servings


  1. Warm milk to just above room temperature. Dissolve the yeast in the milk, set aside. In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, salt and baking powder. Cut in the shortening until the mixture is mealy. Stir in the egg yolks and milk mixture. Knead the dough together and then refrigerate overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  3. Dust a clean, dry surface with confectioners' sugar. Knead the dough for a few minutes. Carefully roll out your dough to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut out circles with a cookie cutter. Place a teaspoon of jam on the center of each circle, fold the dough over, and seal the edge with a fork.
  4. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Do not store in an airtight container or they will become soggy.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 15, 2006

This recipe makes a lot of cookies. I made some apricot and some raspberry. One problem I had was getting mine to stay closed while baking. Perhaps I didn't roll my dough tin enough. I also thought my yeast would never dissolve. But once they baked they were delicious. I would make them again! They were a hit at my pre-schoolers "Polish" celebration.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 25, 2003

This recipe is an absolute disaster and mangles a nice, traditional cookie. The dough is all crumbly, and no amount of additional fat can make it pull together. The amount of yeast it calls for is immense - four 1/4 oz. packages!! The dough reeks of yeast, even after baking. A TOTAL waste of time and ingredients.


18 Ratings

Dec 25, 2003

Now one of my favorite cookies! Light and Flaky, sweet and delicious.

Jul 22, 2009

I think this is a great recipe-I've used it twice! Although I think the 24 servings is a bit off; I easily ended up with close to 40. I think the trick is to just roll out a little dough at a time and leave the rest in the fridge. And use plenty of confectioners sugar! Also, make sure the dough is very thin. If it's too thick it will not cook right. My favorite fillings are lemon curd, blueberry and raspberry.

Dec 27, 2006

Great Kolaczki's, brought me back to my grandma's house 20 years ago.

Dec 22, 2005

Great, unique cookie. Fun to make, balances out the enormous amount of sugary cookies around the holidays.

Nov 28, 2005

These are Wonderful

Dec 04, 2004

This recipe was as much fun to make as it was to make. It takes time and patience. However, with a family like mine hanging on to their ethnic routes, this was a nice touch for Christmas. I struggled with them a bit, and while them mau not have been ready to present at a bake-off I received great reviews. A good cookie to be served with tea and nice conversation.


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  • Calories
  • 323 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 31.8 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 35 mg
  • 12%
  • Fat
  • 20.2 g
  • 31%
  • Fiber
  • 1.1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 4 g
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 169 mg
  • 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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