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three cookies with jam centers on a red and black checkered plate

Ice Cream Kolacky

Yield: 36 cookies
Prep Time: 1 d 20 mins
Cook Time: 12 mins
Chill Time: 1 d
Total Time: 2 d 32 mins
Use flour, butter, and ICE CREAM to make a pastry dough for a fun spin on traditional kolacky cookies. Top with sweet cream cheese or thick jam to make this holiday cookie irresistible!



  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup butter cold, cubed
  • 1 cup vanilla ice cream full fat


  • 1/4 cup fruit preserves apricot and blackberry
  • 2 oz cream cheese
  • 1 Tablespoon powdered sugar



  • MEASURE out 1 cup of ice cream and set aside to soften on the counter while moving on to the next step.
  • CUT butter into 8-10 small pieces. Use a pastry blender to MIX the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs (much like you would do while making pie crust).
  • ADD ice cream in the same way, cutting into the flour mixture until a dough forms. You can use a stand mixer with a dough hook for this step if you have one.
  • KNEAD dough 6-8 strokes or until smooth. CUT into 3 separate discs. Wrap discs in plastic wrap and REFRIGERATE until firm (or overnight, up to 3 days).
  • When ready to bake, PREHEAT oven to 400 F. Roll out dough to 1/4 inch thickness between a floured surface on the bottom and the plastic wrap on top to keep the dough from sticking to the rolling pin. Use a circle cutter to cut out cookies. Each disc should yield 1 dozen cookies, for 36 cookies total.


  • MIX cream cheese with powdered sugar.
  • PLACE parchment paper or a silicone baking mat on top of your baking sheet. This will make any fruit preserve spillage easy to clean up. Transfer cookies to the baking sheet.
  • Using your thumb, make an indent into each cookie and FILL with 1/2 teaspoon fruit preserves or cream cheese filling. Suggested to do 1 dozen of each filling.
  • BAKE for 12 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. DUST with powdered sugar before serving.



Calories: 62kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 1gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 31mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gCalcium: 8mgIron: 1mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: European
Author: Katrina Bahl
Keyword: christmas, cookie, cream cheese, freezer jam, ice cream, kolacky