Polish food is good. Especially the cookies.

Short post this time. I am way behind in my reading, but have started cooking anyway. Inspired by a new (to us) oven, I decided it was time to bake…and it was awesome. And yes, that means we did finally get a new oven.

I did rush the dough – it needed to be chilled for more than an hour, but we wanted cookies IMMEDIATELY. Coupling our impatience with not being able to find my rolling pin ( I used a wine bottle instead-classy, huh?), the cookies were a bit thicker than they should be, but oh so tasty anyway. I used raspberry jam from Poland for this batch.

Grandma’s Kolacky Cookies

Recipe adapted from Food.com



  1. Cut butter into flour. Stir in sour cream and mix well.
  2. Form into 2 balls and store, covered, in refrigerator to chill.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  4. Taking out one ball at a time, dust each with flour and roll on floured surface to approximately 1/8 thickness. (Note: If dough starts tearing, it may need more flour or to be chilled a bit more).
  5. Cut with larger round cookie cutter or coffee cup, fill center with approximately 1-2 teaspoons of fruit jam. Bring up each side and pinch to close.
  6. Bake for 12-15 minutes, until bottom of cookies are just beginning to brown. Cool on wire racks then dust with powdered sugar.
(image by By Chmee2 (Own work) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html), CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/) or CC-BY-SA-2.5-2.0-1.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5-2.0-1.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons)

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