9 hours

    Buttery jam filled pastries which have been a tradition for every Polish Christmas Eve I can remember.

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    Serves: 24 

    • 600g (1 lb 6 oz) plain flour
    • 4 egg yolks
    • 3 teaspoons baking powder
    • 450g (1 lb) butter
    • 250ml (8 fl oz) milk
    • 4 (7g) sachets dried active baking yeast
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 300g (11 oz) any flavour fruit jam
    • 5 tablespoons icing sugar for decoration

    Prep:40min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Extra time:8hr5min  ›  Ready in:9hr 

    1. Warm milk to just above room temperature. Dissolve the yeast in the milk, set aside. In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, salt and baking powder. Rub in the butter until the mixture is mealy. Stir in the egg yolks and milk mixture. Knead the dough together and then refrigerate overnight.
    2. Preheat oven to 180 C (gas 4).
    3. Dust a clean, dry surface with icing sugar. Knead the dough for a few minutes. Carefully roll out your dough to 5mm thickness. Cut out circles with a pastry cutter. Place a teaspoon of jam on the centre of each circle, fold the dough over and seal the edge with a fork.
    4. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Do not store in an airtight container or they will become soggy.

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    This recipe is an absolute disaster and mangles a nice, traditional cookie. The dough is all crumbly, and no amount of additional fat can make it pull together. The amount of yeast it calls for is immense - four 1/4 oz. packages!! The dough reeks of yeast, even after baking. A TOTAL waste of time and ingredients.  -  19 Dec 2001  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This recipe makes a lot of cookies. I made some apricot and some raspberry. One problem I had was getting mine to stay closed while baking. Perhaps I didn't roll my dough tin enough. I also thought my yeast would never dissolve. But once they baked they were delicious. I would make them again! They were a hit at my pre-schoolers "Polish" celebration.  -  15 Dec 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Now one of my favorite cookies! Light and Flaky, sweet and delicious.  -  24 Dec 2000  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)