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Low Carb Kolacky

These low carb kolacky are my version of the traditional Christmas cookie from Poland! They're made from sweetened fathead dough, and are sugar free and keto friendly!

Low Carb Kolacky - my version of these Polish Christmas cookies is made from fathead dough!

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I'll admit that I didn't know what kolacky were until a reader requested them! So I did some research – and although many claim that they are of Polish origin, some say they are Czech or simply just Eastern European. 

The jury is out on the spelling, too – as well as kolacky (pronounced kolotch-key) I also found references to kolach, kolache, and kolace! But they all amount to the same thing – a cream cheese-based cookie with jam or preserve, especially popular at Christmas-time.

I knew that I could amend my fathead dough recipe to make it a little more cream-cheesy, so I just needed to source some low carb jam. And I have two options for you, although I'm sure that there are many more. The first is Smucker's Sugar Free Peach Preserve. It's sweetened with Splenda which won't work for some of you, but it is easily sourced in places like Target or Walmart for under $3. My second suggestion is Good Good Sweet Raspberry Jam – it's keto friendly and sweetened with stevia.

Low Carb Kolacky - my version of these Polish Christmas cookies is made from fathead dough!

Both products are very good, and I like the color contrast. Good Good also make an apricot version which would work well too!

How to Make Low Carb Kolacky

Start by making some sweetened fathead dough by melting shredded mozzarella and cream cheese together in the microwave. Stir in some fine almond flour and sweetener (I used classic Lakanto). 

Low Carb Kolacky - my version of these Polish Christmas cookies is made from fathead dough!

Next, add a beaten egg and knead the dough until smooth.

Low Carb Kolacky - my version of these Polish Christmas cookies is made from fathead dough!

Roll the dough out between two large silicone mats. If the dough is too sticky, add a little extra almond flour. Cut the dough into 2″ squares.

Low Carb Kolacky - my version of these Polish Christmas cookies is made from fathead dough!

Spread a teaspoon of jam diagonally from corner to corner of each square.

Low Carb Kolacky - my version of these Polish Christmas cookies is made from fathead dough!

Fold the two empty corners into the center and press together.

Low Carb Kolacky - my version of these Polish Christmas cookies is made from fathead dough!

Carefully lift the cookie onto a baking sheet lined with a silicone mat, and continue with the rest of the dough, re-rolling as necessary. Bake in a preheated oven for 10-12 minutes or until the edges of the cookies start to turn brown. Remove from the oven, let rest for five minutes, then transfer to a wire cooling rack. 

Low Carb Kolacky - my version of these Polish Christmas cookies is made from fathead dough!

Either serve warm or let cool fully and store in an airtight container.

Low Carb Kolacky - my version of these Polish Christmas cookies is made from fathead dough!

Although not as flaky as the traditional version, all the flavors are there – and they're surprisingly filling. And they don't taste cheesy at all!

Low Carb Kolacky - my version of these Polish Christmas cookies is made from fathead dough!

Low Carb Kolacky

Low Carb Kolacky

Yield: Makes 16 cookies
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes

These low carb kolacky are my version of the traditional Christmas cookie from Poland! They're made from sweetened fathead dough, and are sugar free and keto friendly!

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. Make the dough by melting shredded mozzarella and cream cheese together in the microwave. Stir in some fine almond flour and sweetener. Next, add a beaten egg and knead the dough until smooth.
  3. Roll the dough out between two large silicone mats. If the dough is too sticky, add a little extra almond flour. Cut the dough into 2" squares.
  4. Place a teaspoon of jam diagonally from corner to corner of each square. Fold the two empty corners into the center and press together.
  5. Carefully lift the cookie onto a baking sheet lined with a silicone mat, and continue with the rest of the dough, re-rolling as necessary. 
  6. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the edges of the cookies start to turn brown. Remove from the oven, let rest for five minutes, then transfer to a wire cooling rack. 
  7. Either serve warm or let cool fully and store in an airtight container.

Notes

3g net carbs per serving of two kolacky cookies

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Nutrition Information
Yield 8 Serving Size 2 cookies
Amount Per Serving Calories 213Total Fat 16gSaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 19mgSodium 170mgCarbohydrates 11gNet Carbohydrates 3gFiber 4gSugar 1gSugar Alcohols 4gProtein 10g

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