Polish Christmas Cookies


"My mother in law has a polish name for these but my husband and brothers always just called them "Polish Christmas Cookies". They are very easy to make and have a nice anise flavor to them."


servings 122 cals
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Original recipe yields 72 servings



  • Calories:
  • 122 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 5.9 g
  • 9%
  • Carbs:
  • 15.6g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 1.8 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 20 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium:
  • 80 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Cream the butter, shortening and the sugar together. Stir in the eggs and continue to beat. Add the anise flavoring. Stir in 7 cups of the flour, the baking powder and the salt. Mix until the dough is soft. Add the additional cup of flour if needed. Chill the dough.
  3. On a lightly floured surface roll out the dough and cut with cookie cutters. Place cookies on greased cookie sheets.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 12 to 15 minutes. Frost and decorate when cookies are cooled.
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  1. 24 Ratings


This recipe tastes just like the cookies my grandmother made. We called them pierniki. I've tried several other recipes and they just weren't right. These have the same texture and flavor I reme...

I am not much for rolling and cutting out dough so we shaped the dough into a nice thick log, wrapped it in waxed paper and sliced the dough 1/4" thick, sprinkled candy cake decorations on top a...

they are called amoniaczki :)

I haved searched for many years for the perfect cut-out cookie-and this is it! The dough was very easy to work with,(I rolled it between two sheets of waxed paper), and the cookies were a wonder...

These cookies are wonderful! Just like we had when we were kids. I made half of the recipe and it was plenty. We frosted them with cream cheese frosting and added sugar sprinkles. Glad to ha...

This recipe is very close to my grandmother's, which I remember as a shortening-stained newspaper clipping. I substituted lard for the fats, as my grandmother did, and moistened the scraps with...

I made these for Christmas and my family and I thought they were very good! I also used the anise in the frosting and put alittle colored sprinkles on top. Very Good even 3 days later. This r...

I made this recipe exactly as stated and didn't need to add anymore flour. Also, 1/2 ounce extract equals 3 teaspoons. I refrigerated the dough for one half hour. I made this recipe into 36 larg...

Very good cookies... The recipe makes a LOT of cookies so we cut it in half and it was just fine. We sprinkled them with colored sugar before baking to give them a little "Christmas sparkle" an...