Kolatchy Cookies

In 2009, my daughter’s class made a cookbook filled with family favorite recipes from all of the kids in the class.  She wrapped it up and gave it to me on Christmas.  It was the cutest cookbook made from paper and a binding spine.

This is a bit blurry, but this is the actual cookbook
One of the moms not only gave her favorite cookie recipe, she made cookies for the entire class to enjoy.  They were truly the nicest family.  My daughter told me that these cookies were so good that I had to make them.   So, I did, and I have every year since.  They are the best cookies!  They are made from only 5 ingredients….it really can’t get much easier than that.  You won’t believe the star ingredient in this recipe!


~ 1  pound of butter (room temperature)

~ 4 Cups flour

~ 1 Pint of vanilla ice cream (still frozen…do not thaw)

~ Jelly filling, any flavors your heart desires

~ Powdered sugar for sprinkling


Mash the butter in the bottom of a large bowl so there are no big chunks.  Add flour.  I use a pastry cutter to combine the two.  The mixture will look flakey.  Now add the ice cream.  Continue to use the pasty cutter to combine… I have made the mistake of using my hands and unless you want frostbite, I would highly suggest not doing this.  It takes a little while to combine, but just like that, the magic happens, and you have a dough!

Roll the dough out to 1/4 inch thick on a WELL floured surface.  The dough is super sticky.  You can either make thumbprint cookies by cutting out circles and making a small indent and putting the jelly inside OR you can cut squares out and put a small amount of jelly in the middle and fold the opposite corners in towards each other, like I did in this picture.

My husband helped with these…so they may not be as thin as I wanted them

Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes.  Let cool on  a wire rack and sprinkle with powdered sugar.  Enjoy!

Stay sweet~ Amanda

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