Grandma Olga's Kolacky Recipe Reviews - Allrecipes.com (Pg. 1)
Reviewed: Dec. 12, 2009
I have been looking for a cookie recipe like this forever. This is a great one! Here are a few tips. Bake on a silpat, helps with even baking and clean up. When I rolled out my dough I used a combination of flour and sugar to avoid an overly flourly taste. Depending on the size balls you seperate your dough into you should be able to get 12-16 cookies out of each one. Dont over fill these, maybe a tsp of filling or it spreads out and makes a mess. Also these freeze very well... just seperate layers with wax paper. Dont garnish with powdered sugar until you are ready to serve. Thanks for an awesome recipe!
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Reviewed: Dec. 15, 2009
this is old school polish cookie. it was so simple. i tried adding 2 tsp of filling and it made the cookie look messy. i wish i would have read the reviews before i tried baking this. using less filiing kept the filling inside the cookie. without powdered sugar, it did taste plain but when i dusted with powdered sugar it had a nice taste. i am not a huge fan of sickening sweet cookies. it went well with a cup of tea. will make again. i will try different fillings.
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Reviewed: Dec. 17, 2010
GREAt pastry! We never had Cream cheese in Poland- only farmers cheese- they were NEVER used in cookies! this is a true Kolaczky pastry! i too, dusted and rolled out in powdered sugar and it helped to roll the dough in ONE direction. I actually warm up some preserves- mostly apricot or plum butter (powidla) and stir in a touch of cornstarch so that my preserves dont get too runny. SMACZNEGO!
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Reviewed: Dec. 14, 2009
If your great-granny made these she was a saint. I wrangled the dough and added another several cups of flour while rolling it out. Also I added about 1/2 cup sugar to the dough before rolling. I think the sorta off taste is the sour cream. On the plus side, the finished cookies were delicious with a dusting of powdered sugar. I used Solo fillings in apricot and cherry. Taste good but too, too much trouble---I'm a bar cookie kind of baker---down and dirty and easy.
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Reviewed: Dec. 13, 2009
I did not care for this recipe. I tried adding more sugar and I also tried rolling them in a combination of flour and powdered sugar. I even tried an egg wash then sprinkling them with sugar and even then rolling them in powdered sugar afterwards. My husband and I kept tasting and tweaking and couldn't get rid of the strong dough taste.
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Reviewed: Dec. 19, 2014
I have very successfully used a very similar recipe for years: use 4 sticks of butter though and no sugar or water. Just mix the yeast in with the sour cream. I may try this one someday.
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