These easy to make Kolaczki are Polish fruit-filled cookies that are the perfect sweet treat for holidays or any day! It takes just 5 ingredients to make these incredibly delicious cookies, so they’re guaranteed to become a part of your cookie rotation! They make a stunning addition to your Christmas cookie gift baskets too!
16ozpie or pastry filling(2 flavors, at least 8 ounces of each flavor)
water(or egg white - for sealing the overlapped dough)
In a large mixing bowl combine the softened cream cheese and butter. Beat until thoroughly combined, light and fluffy.
8 oz cream cheese, 1 ½ cups butter
Add the flour into the creamed butter mixture 1 cup at a time until your dough is fully mixed. Wrap the dough in cling film and flatten slightly so that it chills quickly. Chill for an hour.
3 cups all-purpose flour
Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and line your baking sheets with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
Dust your working surface with an equal combination of sugar and confectioners' sugar, then roll out the cream cheese dough until it is ¼-inch in thickness. *I use a quarter portion of the dough at a time, meanwhile, it is important that the remaining dough is returned to the refrigerator and kept chilled.
Cut the dough into 2-inch squares or rounds then place ½ to 1 teaspoon of your pastry filling into the centerline of each cut square or round of the dough.
16 oz pie or pastry filling
Overlap the opposite corners or sides and brush the bottom corner with water or egg white to seal the dough. Pinch or press the dough together to seal securely.
Bake at 350°F (175°C) for 12-15 minutes, or until the cookie bottoms just begin to show a light golden color. Remove from the oven and allow to cool on the baking sheet for about 5 minutes before transferring to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.
Once your cookies are completely cooled, dust with confectioners' sugar (or just before serving).
Pie and pastry fillings work better as a filling than jams and jellies, which are more likely to seep out of your cookies.