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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22 thoughts on “#Cookielicious Exchange Party”
Oh, boy, do these look yummy! And so pretty with the red jam filling 🙂
Thanks, Liz. I think they’re quite festive!
Congratulations on the new baby! Your cookies are so bright and festive! Yum!!
Thank you thank you!
Congratulations on your precious new addition to your lovely family, so awesome and such a wonderful gift from God at this special time of years. So glad you had your mom with you and you got to make these wonderful cookies together. These are a keeper and i thank you for sharing. God bless you.
Thank you so much. There’s lots of love to go around this holiday season!
These cookies would be beautiful on my holiday platter. I love the vibrancy from the jam – SO Fabulous!
I am so glad that I am not the only one who had a hard time getting these cookies to look like the kolatczki you get in the bakery, Most of mine turned out thumbprint like as well but boy oh boy were they delicious!!!!
Yea, I don’t know how they do it!
I am all about jam filled cookies! Looks great!
Thanks. There are so many varieties of jam filled cookies out there too!
We love Polish kolatczki! Yours look beautiful!
So pretty! Even with the thumbprint shape they still look delicious.
Thanks. Those are easier anyway 😉
How beautiful they are. The perfect addition to any holiday table!
I love any sort of treat filled with jam. Yum!
I used to live close to a town in Texas that was predominantly Polish. They had a baker that served these and I would gobble them up!