MENU

Easy Kolaczki Cookies

easy kolaczki cookies Dessert
Easy Kolaczki Cookies
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 1 hr 25 min
  • Ingredients 9
  • Servings 32

Prettify your holiday cookie platters with these delightful Easy Kolaczki Cookies. Add cream cheese to Pillsbury™ sugar cookie dough for added flavor and softness, then fill with a sweet cream cheese mixture and your favorite fruit preserves for a simple twist on a traditional Polish pastry. MORE+ LESS-

Updated September 21, 2020
Pillsbury™ Cookie Dough
Make with
Pillsbury™ Cookie Dough

Ingredients

Filling

6
oz (from 8-oz package) cream cheese, softened
3/4
cup powdered sugar
1
teaspoon grated orange zest

Cookie

1
roll (16.5 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated sugar cookie dough
4
oz (from 8-oz package) cream cheese, softened
1/2
cup all-purpose flour
1
teaspoon grated orange zest

Topping

1/3
cup apricot preserves
2
tablespoons coarse white sparkling sugar

Steps

Hide Images
  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Line large cookie sheets with cooking parchment paper.
  • 2
    In medium bowl, beat Filling ingredients with electric mixer on medium speed 1 to 2 minutes or until smooth and creamy. Set aside.
  • 3
    In large bowl, break up cookie dough. Stir or knead in remaining Cookie ingredients until well mixed. (DO NOT EAT RAW COOKIE DOUGH AFTER COMBINING WITH FLOUR.) Shape dough into 32 (1 1/2-inch) balls. Place 2 inches apart on cookie sheets. Make 1-inch indentation in center of each ball with back of floured round metal measuring 1/2 teaspoon. Spoon about 1 1/2 teaspoons cream cheese filling in center of each cookie.
  • 4
    Bake 10 to 14 minutes or until edges are set. Cool 5 minutes; remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Immediately, spoon about 1/2 teaspoon preserves onto cream cheese filling; sprinkle with sparkling sugar. Cool completely, about 30 minutes. Store covered in airtight container in refrigerator up to 1 week.

Expert Tips

  • The back side of a rounded metal 1/2 teaspoon measuring spoon is the perfect tool for making evenly sized indentations in the cookie dough.
  • For best results, bake cookies one sheet at a time on the center oven rack.
  • Use a variety of your favorite preserves in different colors and flavors as part of a Christmas cookie platter.
  • White sparkling sugar adds a festive look to these cookies and can be found in the baking aisle at the grocery store.
  • Store cookies in an airtight container in single layers between parchment or waxed paper in refrigerator up to 1 week. Cookies can be frozen up to 2 months. To thaw, let stand uncovered at room temperature 1 to 2 hours.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
120
Calories from Fat
50
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
9%
Saturated Fat
3g
14%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
10mg
4%
Sodium
75mg
3%
Potassium
15mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
17g
6%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
11g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • These Easy Kolaczki Cookies are based on traditional Polish kolaczki, which includes cream cheese and fruit in a puffy pastry. Our version recreates all of the flavors of classic kolaczki using Pillsbury™ sugar cookie dough.
  • Can't get enough cookies around Christmastime? We have plenty of Christmas cookie recipes to choose from.

© 2020 ®/TM General Mills All Rights Reserved