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Kolaczki with powdered sugar dust

Kolaczki Recipe (Polish Cookies)

These kolaczki cookies consist of flakey, cream cheese dough stuffed with a gooey jam center. Classic Polish holiday cookies made with just 5 ingredients!
Course Cookies
Cuisine American, Polish
Keyword kolaczki, kolaczki cookies, kolaczki recipe
Prep Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings 35 Cookies
Calories 188kcal
Author Natalya Drozhzhin



  • Gather all your ingredients. While you can use any jam you like, raspberry and apricot work particularly well.
    Ingredients for the Kolaczki cookies
  • Using a stand mixer or a hand mixer, beat the softened butter, flour and cream cheese until it turns fluffy.
    butter, cream cheese and flour in a mixing bowl
  • On a well-floured surface, roll the dough into a big ball, wrap it in plastic wrap, and let it rest in the fridge for at least an hour.
    Wrapped dough in a plastic wrap
  • On a well-floured surface, roll the dough out into a thin, flat piece. Cut the piece into even-sized squares. Place a dollop of jam in the center of each square. Fold the sides of the squares in, pinching the corners together to secure the jam inside.
    Shaped cookies on a work surface
  • Bake the cookies at 350°F for 15 minutes. Once the cookies completely cool, dust them with powdered sugar. Enjoy!
    Kolaczki with powdered sugar dust


Calories: 188kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 28mg | Potassium: 38mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 330IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg