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Polish Kolaczki Recipe

Looking for the perfect cookie for the holiday season? These cream cheese cookies that are very similar to a pastry are filled with a variety of fillings like apricot, prune, cherry, almond, poppy seed, and the list goes on! Baking is such a fun way to incorporate new traditions and learn about other places around the world with your kids. By baking different cookies, you can introduce them to different cultures. These are very popular for the Christmas season, but Poland has more than just these delicious cookies.

Poland Christmas Traditions

  • Many polish households bake gingerbread during Avent (the period leading up to Christmas Day).
  • 12 dishes must be served at the Christmas table
  • Christmas Eve is the most important day 
  • December 6 is the day Santa Claus comes, not December 24 night like in the United States.
  • In Poland, meat is not served on Christmas Eve.
  • Polish Christmas trees are traditionally decorated with garlands, fruit, chocolate, candles, painted eggshells, and homemade ornaments.

Are you ready to make this Christmas sweet treat with your little ones this holiday season?


  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2.5 cups All purpose flour
  • 1/2 fruit preserves (any flavor you want)

Step 1

Polish Kolaczki Recipe | Womple Studios

Combine cream cheese, and butter and mix together. Once mixed, add the flour in and mix again until completely combined. Then, cut the dough into 3 sections and roll each section into a ball. Cover each section in saran wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.   

Step 2

Polish Kolaczki Recipe | Womple Studios

Take one section, cover it with flour and begin rolling it out with a rolling pin. Cut dough into a large rectangle. 

Step 3

Polish Kolaczki Recipe | Womple Studios

Begin cutting the dough into squares. Once cut, place the filling in the center.

Step 4 

Polish Kolaczki Recipe | Womple Studios

Begin folding each cookie by grabbing opposite corners to seal in the middle of each cookie.

Step 5 

Polish Kolaczki Recipe | Womple Studios

Line the cookies on a cookie sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes at 350 degrees. Once baked. Sprinkle powdered sugar on top and ENJOY!


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