How to make it

  • Warm milk to just above room temperature.
  • Dissolve th yeast in the milk and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, salt and baking powder.
  • Cut in the shortening until the mixture is "mealy".
  • Stir in the egg yolks and milk mixture.
  • Knead the dough together and then refrigerate overnight.
  • Nut Filling I:
  • In a bowl, mix together the walnuts, honey, sugar, egg whites and cinnamon. Add just enough cream to make the mixture moist.
  • Nut Filling II:
  • In a bowl, mix together the walnuts, sugar and just enough water to form a thick paste.
  • (I prefer Nut Filling I)
  • When ready to bake:
  • Preheat the oven to 350°.
  • Dust a clean, dry surface with confectioners' sugar.
  • Knead the dough roll for a few minutes.
  • Carefully roll outyour dough to 1/4-inch thick.
  • Cut out circles with a cookie cutter.
  • Place a teaspoon of the jam or nut filling on the center of each circle.
  • Fold the dough over and seal the edge with a fork.
  • Repeat by alternating with jam(s) and nut filling.
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes in the preheated oven.
  • Dust with additional confectioners' sugar when cooled.
  • Makes 4 dozen
  • May be frozen for 6 months.
  • Do not store in an air tight container or they will become soggy!!!

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  • jaie 13 years ago
    The Polish Christmas Cookies don't have to be put off until December :) I hope you give them a try soon and let me know what you think!
    Happy cooking!
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  • carmenperez 13 years ago
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  • recipediva 14 years ago
    How did I miss this one.. great post
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  • shirleyoma 14 years ago
    Oh my, this is on my short list! I love this!! Sounds soo good!!! yummmmmm and WOW
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