Polish Butter Cookies With Jam (Ciasteczka Maslane z Dzemem)

Polish butter cookies

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  • Total: 50 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yield: 5 dozen (30 servings)

This recipe for Polish butter cookies, or ciasteczka maślane z dżemem (chahss-TETCH-kah mahsh-LAH-neh z JEM-em), is a simple treat filled with jam (strawberry is preferred) in the middle.

It's popular year-round, but especially for Christmas.

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces butter (softened)
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 large egg yolks (room temperature)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 10 tablespoons strawberry jam

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients. Preheat the oven to 350 F.

    Ingredients for Polish butter cookies
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  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

    Cream butter
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  3. Beat in the egg yolks and vanilla until well mixed.

    Beat in eggs
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  4. Add the flour, baking powder, and salt and beat at low speed until thoroughly mixed. If the dough is too soft, wrap in plastic and chill 1 hour.

    Add in flour and baking soda
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  5. Use a small scoop to portion out cookies onto parchment-lined baking sheets.

    Use a small scoop to portion out cookies
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  6. Use the end of a wooden spoon or a finger dipped in flour to make a depression in the center of each cookie.

    Add divets
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  7. Fill with about 1/2 teaspoon strawberry jam.

    Fill with strawberry jam
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  8. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned around the edges.

    Bake cookies
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  9. Remove to a wire rack to cool completely.

    Cool on wire rack
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  10. Serve and enjoy!

Tips

  • You will use the yolks only of two eggs, so try using the leftover egg whites for another treat like meringue torte.
  • Store the cookies in an airtight container.