Kolaczki – Traditional Polish Cookies

his polish cream cheese cookies recipe will be the hit of your next cookie exchange. They are beautiful to look at, are filled with delicious fillings and a seriously addictive.


  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter
  • 3 cups flour; plus more for rolling cookies
  • 1 cup apricot jam or raspberry jam
  • powdered sugar for dusting


  • Mix cream cheese and softened unsalted butter in a stand mixer. Add in three cups of flour. Mix well. Wrap and place in the fridge for 1 hour.
  • Place a quarter of the dough on a dough board and roll out to a thin layer. Cut into 1 1/2 inch squares. Place jam in the center and pinch together opposite sides. Rub a little water on the place where you pinched together in order to keep them together when baking.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place the cookies on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper . Bake for 15 minutes. Remove to cooling cock. Dust with powdered sugar. Store in airtight container.

Expert Tips

  • Recipe Can be Doubled: Cookies are great recipe for a crowd.  Simply increase the ingredients proportionately and follow the directions in the recipe card.
  • Fruit it up: In this recipe, I use Apricot filling but use a variety to make a great display and also to appeal to everyone’s taste.
  • Keep it Cool: Especially a dough like this, remember to work in small batches keeping the rest chilled in the fridge,

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 258kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 43mg | Potassium: 49mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 602IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg



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