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Polish butter cookies

Polish Butter Cookies

  • Author: polishhousewife
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 80 small cookies 1x
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: Polish


A shortbread-like cookie, ideally made with a cookie press and topped with a dab of jam.


  • 14 tablespoons butter (200g), softened
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar (100g)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups flour (320g)
  • 1/3 cup corn or potato starch (50g)
  • pinch of salt
  • marmalade or jam for decorating cookies


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F (180° C)
  2. Beat the butter and egg yolk until light. Add the powdered sugar and vanilla, mix until well combined.
  3. Slowly blend in the flour, corn or potato starch, and salt, don’t over mix.
  4. Using a star or flower disc on a cookie press, pipe cookies onto a baking sheet. They will not expand much, so you can put them as close together as your cookie press allows. (Or roll the dough into small balls, place on a baking sheet, and make an indentation with your thumb). Add a small amount (1/8 – 1/4 teaspoon) of jam to the center of the cookie.
  5. Bake for 12 – 15 minutes, until the butter cookies are just becoming golden around the edges. Cool on the pan before removing.

Keywords: Polish butter cookies, ciasteczka maślane