These Polish Kolaczki Cookie’s are Polish Heaven. I was listening to Martha Steward and they were looking for a recipe from a woman’s grandma. It was not this or even sounded like this but it is what I took from it.
1 eight ounce package of cream cheese soften
3 cubes of softened butter
3 cups of flour(sifted)
confectioners (powder) sugar
Filling of your choice (Use jam apricot, blueberry any jam) make sure that it is thick so it does not spread when you bake them)
I buy fresh blueberries and cook them then strain them for the cookies, The left over juice I use for jam or for smoothy drinks.
Mix cream cheese and butter until it is light and fluffy. Add sifted flour one cup at a time and mix well Split dough in half and wrap in plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator. Keep it in the refrigerator for at least one hour (At this point you can also freeze if you need to bake at a later date)
Heat your oven to 350 degrees
Remove the dough from the refrigerator. While it is sitting prep your surface to roll out the cookies. Dust it with equal parts powder sugar and turbinado sugar. The sugar keeps the dough from slipping/sticking while you roll it out and gives the cookies a great taste.
Roll the dough out to 1/4 inch try to keep it in a square pattern. This will make it easier for you when you go to cut the cookie’s into their shape. The shape being 2 inch squares. Put about 1 teaspoon or less of your jam onto the center of each square.
Overlap the cookies by bringing opposite corners to meet in the middle. This will partially cover the filling.
Bake the cookies for 12 to 15 minutes until you see the edges getting light brown.
Cool and then sprinkle them with powder sugar prior to serving.
They will get soft if they sit for longer than 2 days. So they are good to freeze with no powder sugar then you can dust them when you defrost the cookies. These are just one more cookie from backin the day you can add to your collection. They are delicious.
Here is what I do with left over dough. You will have left over and with it I never seem to have enough to really roll out more cookies. Plus the dough has become really soft.
Well problem solved just make small balls and take a small spoon and press lightly then fill with jam! There you go extra finger print cookies.