It’s that time of year
When the world falls in love
Every song you hear
Seems to say….
bake some cookies!
The opening lyrics are to The Christmas Waltz, a not as popular holiday song that was my first ever solo in middle school and a song that I hold dear.
But seriously, it’s that time of year for holiday parties and cookie exchanges and who better to have a cookie exchange than a wonderful group of food bloggers?! Today’s particular cookie exchange is with the Sunday Supper Movement. Be sure to scroll past my recipe for an incredible selection of cookie recipes to brighten your holiday season.
After the birth of my baby boy my mom was here for a couple weeks helping me adjust to life with two children. It was then that we decided to bake cookies, one of the culinary tasks my mom enjoys doing. We picked something of Polish origin – kolaczki. Mom remembers having these jam filled cookies as a kid. While the majority of the recipes online show a “rolled” cookie, Mom remembers having them as more of the typical “thumbprint” cookie. We decided to try the rolled cookie form – only 5 held their shape, so we made small circles from the remaining dough.
This recipe makes 4-5 dozen cookies.
- 3 sticks butter, softened
- 8oz cream cheese, softened
- 3 C flour
- jam for filling
- powdered sugar for rolling
- sugar for rolling
- In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment cream together the butter and cream cheese. Add the flour, one cup at a time, and mix until incorporated. Refrigerate dough at least one hour.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease baking sheets.
- Combine equal parts powdered sugar and sugar for rolling the cookie dough.
- For rolled form: Roll dough out to 1/6″ thickness, cut into 2×2″ squares, place jam diagonally down the center, fold two opposing corners over the filling. For thumbprint form: Make small balls from the dough and roll in the sugar mixture. Press flat and create a well for the jam.
- Place cookies on prepared baking sheets. Bake 15 – 20 minutes, or until the edges are lightly golden.
- Sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving.
*This recipe is adapted from Barbara at http://easteuropeanfood.about.com/od/polishdesserts/r/kolaczki.htm*
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