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Kolatki (Ukrainian Christmas Cookies


Add a European touch to your Christmas baking skills with these scrumptious snacks made with cream cheese, walnuts and dark rum.













Low Cholesterol, Trans-fat Free, Very low in sodium, Low Sodium


½ pound cream cheese
room temp
½ pound butter
room temp
3 cups cake flour
sifted, or flour, all-purpose
½ cup milk, whole
½ pound walnuts
¾ pounds poppy seed
1 each eggs
1 cup rum
1 cup honey
1 cup brown sugar
½ cup sugar
2 tablespoons cinnamon


Mix poppy seeds, walnuts, egg and honey. Add rum until the consistency seems soft, like porridge.

Using an egg beater at low, whip soft cream cheese and butter until it forms peaks, like a frosting (you may need to melt the butter if the cream cheese is firm). Mix in flour slowly using a wooden spoon or pastry fork.

Roll dough into 3 balls. Occasionally add milk to dough to keep it from drying out. The dough can be refrigerated for 1 to 2 hours, but it is not necessary.

Roll out 1 ball at a time and flour lightly. Roll dough out in flour or granulated sugar so it doesn't stick.

Cut dough into squares or circles using cookie or biscuit cutter. Add about a teaspoon of filling. Roll squares into logs, stars, or pinwheels. Fold circles over and seal with a fork.

OR Take rolled dough and make into strips about a foot long and 2 inches wide. Place a ribbon of filling in the middle. Fold over dough and pinch to seal at all sides. Cut into 1 inch squares. Dip into coating and place on a cookie sheet. Bake at 375℉ (190℃) for 10 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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This recipe is carelessly written. Milk can be used in place of 1/2 the rum. Brown sugar is not included in the instructions. It’s not needed. Walnuts need to be finely chopped, not broken. 1 cup of rum is too much. Start with 1/2 cup and add more if needed. Filling needs to be cooked before it can be used. Someone needed to test this recipe before it was posted. Fortunately I’ve been baking for many years and spotted the problems. Newbies wouldn’t be so fortunate.

6 months ago

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 28g (1.0 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 12059% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 13mg 4%
Sodium 30mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars g
Protein 5g
Vitamin A 3% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 8% Iron 6%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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