Polish Christmas Cookies

Polish Christmas Cookies | Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

Sprinkles make most people happy. Not me. I’m just going to come out and say it; they annoy me. There is absolutely no way to use sprinkles and not end up with them everywhere. No matter how careful I am, they never fail to end up over the entire counter and floor. Days later I still find the damn things in places that I know I’ve cleaned several times. I’m not sure where the little suckers hide out, but leave it to Brenna to search them out, and make it her mission to annoy me even more by rolling them around the floor. Stupid cat. A normal cat would eat them, but nope, she prefers to just play with them. So if you visit during the holidays, and you find sprinkles in the bathroom, blame it on Brenna.

Polish Christmas Cookies | Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

Ingredients:

  • 2 Cups Unsalted Butter, Room Temperature
  • 1 (8-oz) Package Cream Cheese, Room Temperature
  • 2 Cups Granulated Sugar
  • 4 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • Sprinkles or Colored Sugar

Polish Christmas Cookies | Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

Directions:

  1. Mix the butter and cream cheese on medium speed for 30 seconds, or just until combined.
  2. Add the sugar, and then mix just until incorporated.
  3. On low speed, slowly add a cup of flour at a time, and mix just until incorporated.
  4. Divide the dough into thirds.
  5. Place each piece of dough onto a large piece of parchment paper, and use the paper to help form the ball into a log. Click here for help if you are unsure what I’m talking about.
  6. Roll each log in sprinkles or colored sugar to completely coat.
  7. Wrap each log tightly in plastic wrap.
  8. Refrigerate overnight.
  9. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  10. Slice each log into 1/4-inch slices.
  11. Place the slices on a Silpat or parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  12. Bake for 15 minutes, or until golden brown.
  13. Allow to cool on the tray for 5 minutes, before removing to a baking rack to finish cooling.
  14. Store in an airtight container.

Polish Christmas Cookies | Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

Suggestions:

  • This is a recipe from my recent baking class at The Boutique Bakeshop. The original recipe calls for 6-oz of cream cheese. I despise leftovers, so I chose to use the entire 8-oz package of cream cheese. The dough was a little stickier when working with it, but the end result was almost the same.
  • Do not over mix the dough, or it will become tough.
  • The cookie dough must be chilled overnight, or the cookies will lose their shape and melt all over your cookie sheet. They’ll still taste wonderful but will look like little piles of Christmas goo.
  • Leave each cookie log in the fridge until you are ready to slice and bake it so that the dough stays nicely chilled.
  • This recipe will yield approximately five to six dozen cookies, depending on the size of the log you shape your dough into, and the thickness of your cookie slices.

Polish Christmas Cookies | Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

Improvements:

  • Add freshly grated lemon or orange zest to the cookie dough.
  • Dip the cookies in melted chocolate in lieu of coating them in sprinkles or colored sugar. No sprinkles in the bathroom using this technique, but a high possibility of chocolate cat prints tracked through the house.

Polish Christmas Cookies | Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

RECIPE ADAPTED FROM: Krakiowanki (Polish Christmas Cookies) from Maria O’Rourke




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  • thenotsocreativecook

    Hi, Colleen! These cookies scream happiness! Thanks for bringing these adorable and yummy cookies with you at this week’s amazing Fiesta Friday! Enjoy! 😉

    • Colleen Delawder

      So glad you liked them…they are a favorite!