247. A favorite cookie at Christmas is the Polish Filled Cookies. Light cream cheese and butter pastry with a sweet bite of jam. This recipe has been a very reliable one for me for many years. You can fill these pastries with any type of fruit preserve or jam.
The apricot preserves worked beautifully and tasted delicious. The fruit in preserves is thicker and has more fruit pieces.
Whereas the raspberry jam has more of a tendency to liquify and has less fruit bits.
This recipe calls for an egg wash to wipe on the tips of the joining edges. This is very smart to do. When I wouldn't use the egg wash the cookies would burst open during the baking process. The egg wash seals the edges together.
Makes 64 small cookies 2 1/2" size.
"On an exhausted field, only weeds grow."
Polish quote ~ Henryk Sienkiewicz