Polish Kolaczki Biscuits

    8 hours 55 minutes

    Your favourite jam rolled in a homemade pastry then dusted with icing sugar make delicious kolaczki biscuits. These are a holiday tradition in our Polish family.

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    Serves: 24 

    • 1 cup (250ml) milk
    • 14g dried yeast
    • 630g (5 cups) plain flour
    • 3 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 500g butter
    • 4 egg yolks
    • 1 cup any flavor fruit jam
    • 1/3 cup icing sugar for decoration

    Preparation:40min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Extra time:8hours chilling  ›  Ready in:8hours55min 

    1. Warm milk to just above room temperature. Dissolve the yeast in the milk, set aside.
    2. In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder and salt. Rub in the butter using fingertips until the mixture is mealy. Stir in the egg yolks and milk mixture. Knead the dough together and then refrigerate overnight.
    3. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
    4. Dust a clean, dry surface with icing sugar. Knead the dough for a few minutes. Carefully roll out your dough to 1/2cm thickness. Cut out circles with a cookie cutter. Place a teaspoon of jam on the centre of each circle, fold the dough over and seal the edge with a fork.
    5. Place on flat baking trays. Bake in preheated oven for 12 to 15 minutes. Dust with icing sugar. Do not store in an airtight container or they will become soggy.

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    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.  -  19 Dec 2001  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    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.  -  15 Dec 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Now one of my favorite cookies! Light and Flaky, sweet and delicious.  -  24 Dec 2000  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)