Polish Cookie Recipes

Bake Polish cookies, like kruschiki, kolaches, and rogaliki, for your next cookie plate, with trusted Polish cookie recipes complete with ratings, reviews and baking tips.

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Rating: 4.61 stars
This recipe is from my grandmother: the secret is to roll the dough thin for a light, crisp cookie. Polish bow tie cookies.

Sophie's Kolacky

Rating: 4.45 stars
This is my grandma's (Sophie) kolacky recipe, and it probably came from her grandmother in Poland. My family can't get enough of these at Christmas.


Rating: 4.5 stars
This is my grandmother's recipe. I hope that you enjoy it!

Chrusciki I

Rating: 4.88 stars
This is the Polish version of angel wings.

Jam Kolaches

Rating: 4.22 stars
These cookies from Poland can be made with different flavors of jam.

Rogaliki (Polish Jam-Filled Crescents)

Rating: 5 stars
Similar to Russian rugelach, rogaliki are a traditional Polish sweet, a mixture between a pastry and a cookie. You'll love the soft texture and jam filling. Try using different jams in the same batch to get a variety of flavors.

Polish Christmas Cookies

Rating: 4.53 stars
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.


Rating: 4.05 stars
Jam filled Holiday cookies which have been a tradition for every Polish Christmas Eve I can remember.

Old German-Polish Recipe for Lebkuchen (Christmas Cookies)

This is a family recipe that I received from my mother-in-law. They were German-Polish farmers in the early 1900s on the eastern Germany-Poland border. This is a chewy, honey-based Christmas cookie. Melt dark chocolate and apply a thin coat to the cookie (as an extra treat)!

Rogaliki Holiday Cookies

Rating: 4.67 stars
This is a Polish cookie my aunt used to make as a Thanksgiving holiday treat. Although I'm not Polish, I make them too, and serve them on a cold winter's night with hot coffee or tea.

Polish Poppy Seed Cookies

Rating: 4 stars
Polish cookies made with hard boiled egg yolks.

Whiskey Chruscik

These are Polish deep fried bow-tie cookies.

Inspiration and Ideas

Polish Galicyjskie Cookies
Rating: Unrated
Potato cookies may freak people out, but this is a pretty standard recipe from Poland using up ingredients that would normally be found in every kitchen.
Rating: Unrated
Bow shaped pastries that are fried and dusted with confectioners' sugar. So good!
Chrusciki II
Rating: Unrated

Liegnitzer Bomben

The Bombens are from a region in Poland, and are a traditional German Christmas treat with other cookies.