Rolled Apple Biscuits

    1 hour 5 minutes

    This is a type of fruit-filled Polish biscuit called kolacky. My family can't get enough of these at Christmas.

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    Serves: 18 

    • 170g cream cheese, softened
    • 250g butter
    • 2 cups (250g) plain flour
    • 2 tablespoons white sugar
    • 1/8 teaspoon salt
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1 (600g) tin apple pie filling
    • 2 tablespoons icing sugar

    Preparation:45min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:1hour5min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Lightly grease baking trays.
    2. Using a pastry blender or food processor, cut butter into cream cheese.
    3. In a small bowl, sift dry ingredients together except for icing sugar.
    4. Work dry ingredients into butter/cream cheese mixture until you have an even, mealy texture.
    5. Knead to form a stiff dough. If the dough gets too soft, refrigerate for about five minutes before continuing.
    6. Roll dough to 5mm thickness.
    7. Using a biscuit cutter or glass, cut into about 8cm diameter biscuits. Keep re-rolling dough until you have used it all. Use your thumb to make a depression in each biscuit. Place a 1/2 teaspoon of filling in the depression. Overlap the edges of the biscuits.
    8. Bake for about 20 minutes (until lightly golden). Let cool on a rack. Dust lightly with icing sugar. Store in an airtight container.

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    Unless I made this recipe wrong the amount of pie filling is way too much. I had a 550g tin and would have only used 1/6 of the tin. biscuit mix was good. made the 18 bisc and used the rest of the bisc mix to make a pie base with the rest of the apple and put a crumble mix on top.  -  27 Apr 2012


    you simply cannot improve upon eastern pastry. Being Polish, I would give this 10 stars if I could..However, I have a few changes and suggestions. Pie filling is not thick enough or have strong enough taste for kolachy, so I use paste. It comes in many flavors and would make a big difference for those who didn't like this recipe. Almond, raspberry, cherry and apricot paste are favorites at my house. I also wonder if they used margerine instead of butter which make a big difference. I also did not use the baking powder as I don't want them to rise. I don't lightly dust with powdered sugar-I sift it on heavily as there is little sugar in the recipe. The recipe says it serves 18 but keep it away from the other 17 as you will want them all for yourself.  -  12 Jan 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Great cookies! I cut the recipe in half and used strawberry and peach preserves. I let the dough chill for an hour before rolling and I used a pizza cutter to cut the dough into 2 inch squares which worked out perfectly. Parchment paper also came in handy here. I now have a recipe I can use to make these at Christmas.  -  04 Nov 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)