Polish Cookies

A while back I was contacted by Ania from Poland regarding my blog. I shouldn’t have been as surprised as I was, with our world almost completely online these days. But she did surprise me. Ania told me she liked my blog, which was sweet, and she wanted to know if I was interested in her product. I normally would have immediately deleted the email, or at least written “thank you but no thank you,” but I was intrigued!

Ania represents the company STODOLA, that engraves rolling pins. I urge you to check these rolling pins out. They make so many different varieties, from puppies and kitties to stars and flowers. I f you want one customized with your logo or photograph, they’ll do that too!

The rolling pin I chose is based on a typical Polish folk design, according to Ania, like the design below.

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Check out my rolling pin!

It came with a sugar cookie recipe (the little roll of paper) that Ania assured me was easy! I’m not a baker, but I was really excited about using the rolling pin!!!

Sugar  Cookies

8 ounces/230 grams unsalted butter, at room temperature
6 ounces/175 grams confectioner’s sugar
1 egg, at room temperature
1.5 – 3 teaspoons extract
1 teaspoon salt
14 ounces/400 grams all-purpose flour

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F/200 degrees C.

Begin my mixing the butter and sugar together well.

Add the egg and extract and mix well. I used vanilla extract.

Use a sieve to add the flour so there are no lumps. I added a fourth of the flour at a time, blending well after each addition. The salt is in the flour.

Have some extra flour and confectioner’s sugar for rolling the dough.

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Roll, emboss and cut cookies into desired shapes, dusting with flour as necessary.

 

Bake cookies until tops appear dry rather than shiny.

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The recipe is foolproof, although I chilled the dough a little before rolling.

What I also like is that the cookies aren’t too sweet.

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Stodola claims that the secret to successful cookies using the rolling pin is to preheat the oven, and apply the right amount of pressure on the dough.

note: Stodola also makes mini rolling pins for children!

Stodola is on Facebook, too.

By Published On: April 25th, 201680 Comments

About the Author: Chef Mimi

As a self-taught home cook, with many years in the culinary profession, I am passionate about all things food-related. Especially eating!

80 Comments

  1. MY INTROVERTED KITCHEN April 25, 2016 at 7:20 AM - Reply

    The rolling pin is lovely, they are quite popular in the Czech Republic where I come from too, these days. Plain biscuits get just awesome looking when using those!

    • chef mimi April 25, 2016 at 7:31 AM - Reply

      Thank you! I’d never seen a rolling pin like this before. Now I want to buy a hundred different pins!

  2. woodboneandstone April 25, 2016 at 7:56 AM - Reply

    Very cool!

  3. Elaine @ foodbod April 25, 2016 at 8:04 AM - Reply

    OMG! That rolling pin is stunning!!! The biscuits look amazing!

    • chef mimi April 25, 2016 at 8:50 AM - Reply

      Check out the rolling pins online website – the variety of designs is pretty incredible. Now I want to buy a huge variety of pins!!!

      • Elaine @ foodbod April 25, 2016 at 8:52 AM

        I don’t think I can risk it… I’ll want them all!!

  4. Nadia April 25, 2016 at 8:36 AM - Reply

    That is absolutely beautiful. It makes the most elegant cookies. I am definitely going to order one for myself. Thanks for sharing.

    • chef mimi April 25, 2016 at 8:51 AM - Reply

      Aren’t they pretty?!! And I’m seriously not much of a cookie baker, but the rolling pin does all of the work. You won’t be able to choose only one!

  5. sallybr April 25, 2016 at 8:39 AM - Reply

    Ok, I am in complete awe! Those look like little masterpieces! I’ve seen these rolling pins before, but balked at the price – totally justified of course, I can imagine the work to make them!

    beautiful, absolutely beautiful job, Mimi!

    • chef mimi April 25, 2016 at 8:52 AM - Reply

      Thank you Sally. To be honest, I don’t think I looked at the price. But they are little works of art. Check out the variety – it’s so impressive!

      • sallybr April 28, 2016 at 8:21 AM

        Yeap… I ordered one, I think it might be exactly the one you have! Can hardly wait for it to arrive so I can play with it…

      • chef mimi April 28, 2016 at 3:11 PM

        It’s a pretty one!

  6. Shelly April 25, 2016 at 9:20 AM - Reply

    So beautiful.

  7. Kiki April 25, 2016 at 9:26 AM - Reply

    Wow that is one beautiful rolling pin! I checked out their patterns, and you really chose the most beautiful one!

    • chef mimi April 25, 2016 at 9:34 AM - Reply

      Thanks, I thought it was beautiful. But what I didn’t do was use cookie cutters to make the cookies even prettier. It was a lot for me just to make squares!!!

      • Kiki April 25, 2016 at 10:04 AM

        I saw they used cookie cutters on their website, but I really like your plain-cut squares better! I think it makes the pattern come out nicely.

      • chef mimi April 25, 2016 at 12:57 PM

        Thanks, it does work with such an ornate pattern.

  8. love in the kitchen April 25, 2016 at 9:31 AM - Reply

    Mimi – I want one! Seriously. I’d love one of those rolling pins. I love baking. I like it even more than cooking and was surprised you’re not a baker because I remember making a divine shortbread whisky log from your blog a while back. These cookies are just exquisite. And your photographs are FANTASTIC. What a sigh-worthy, breathtakingly beautiful post.

    • chef mimi April 25, 2016 at 9:33 AM - Reply

      Thank you so much! I’ve taken a couple of online photography courses by Brit Hammer and she’s helped me relax a bit about my food photography. That log, if I remember correctly, wasn’t baked at all. I love baking bread, but nothing fiddly and precise. Plus, I really don’t need sweets around me… Thank you for your lovely comment. Definitely check out the rolling pins – I bet you can’t decide on just one!

  9. memarose3 April 25, 2016 at 9:44 AM - Reply

    That is amazing!

    • chef mimi May 18, 2016 at 10:24 AM - Reply

      Aren’t they cool? If you check out all of the designs you’ll have a hard time picking out just one rolling pin!

  10. thejameskitchen April 25, 2016 at 9:44 AM - Reply

    What a great pattern! I have one of these traditional ones for Christmas Springerle baking but never thought there would be others around. Oh, that is certainly something I desperately need…

    • chef mimi April 25, 2016 at 1:00 PM - Reply

      that’s The name of the cookie I’ve been trying to think of – those molds are pretty amazing too! I just love the variety of patterns of these rolling pins, though!

  11. A Cookbook Collection April 25, 2016 at 9:47 AM - Reply

    Such a simple but brilliant idea! I’m almost afraid to click on the link to look at the pins.

    • chef mimi April 25, 2016 at 12:59 PM - Reply

      Hahahaha! I don’t think I could order less than 3!

  12. annascuisine April 25, 2016 at 9:51 AM - Reply

    Oh, I love the pattern! It made these delicious cookies look too beautiful to eat. <3

    • chef mimi April 25, 2016 at 12:58 PM - Reply

      I do too! But all of their patterns are pretty incredible – especially ones for kids!

  13. Natascha's Palace April 25, 2016 at 9:56 AM - Reply

    I bought a rolling pin like this in Germany. This post reminds me that I should use it! Love the cookies❤

    • chef mimi April 25, 2016 at 12:58 PM - Reply

      Hahaha! How many kitchen things do we have that we forget about!!!

      • Natascha's Palace April 25, 2016 at 1:01 PM

        Really! Haha!!! Or I buy it and think ..Where did I put it? 😂

      • chef mimi April 25, 2016 at 1:09 PM

        exactly…

      • Natascha's Palace April 25, 2016 at 1:11 PM

        Thank GOD it happens to others too! I feel so much better! 😂😂😂

  14. Chica Andaluza April 25, 2016 at 9:56 AM - Reply

    Absolutely stunning! They look so pretty and I like the recipe ☺

  15. Tasty Eats Ronit Penso April 25, 2016 at 10:50 AM - Reply

    I’m usually not into ornamental foods, but the cookies look wonderful!

  16. Gerlinde de Broekert April 25, 2016 at 11:47 AM - Reply

    There have a variety of this rolling pins in Germany. I used to have little wooden carved stencils to make traditional German Christmas cookies called Spekulatius , a shortbread biscuit. Your cookies are cute.

    • chef mimi April 25, 2016 at 12:56 PM - Reply

      Good to know! I think I’ve seen a website for just those molds!

  17. kiran April 25, 2016 at 11:51 AM - Reply

    I need those pretty rolling pins!!!

  18. Shanna Koenigsdorf Ward April 25, 2016 at 12:27 PM - Reply

    These are so cool! I love this story of international cookies! :-)

  19. Our Growing Paynes April 25, 2016 at 2:21 PM - Reply

    I would have had the same reaction as you! But glad you tried it. Very pretty.

    • chef mimi April 25, 2016 at 3:35 PM - Reply

      I’m so glad I did too! They’re just beautiful!

  20. Kathryn Grace April 25, 2016 at 2:39 PM - Reply

    I LOVE that rolling pin! So cool! If only I had more room in my kitchen. I already need a special pin for lefsa, and extra pins for the grandchildren when we bake together. But what beautiful cookies! Thank you for sharing this. I’m glad you didn’t delete that email without taking a look.

    • chef mimi April 25, 2016 at 3:34 PM - Reply

      I know! I was just so intrigued by someone contacting me from Poland! They actually make little rolling pins for kids, with all kinds of fun designs, you should check them out. I understand having too much kitchen stuff, tho!

      • Kathryn Grace April 25, 2016 at 8:22 PM

        I noticed that. Our grandkids would enjoy using the kid-sized pins too. I’ll keep them in mind.

  21. anotherfoodieblogger April 25, 2016 at 3:45 PM - Reply

    Wow this is way cooler than I expected. Wow. Just wow. Thank you for sharing this. :)

    • chef mimi April 28, 2016 at 4:45 PM - Reply

      I know what you mean! Check them out!!! Love the holiday varieties…

  22. Jess April 25, 2016 at 7:03 PM - Reply

    This is so making me want to buy a rolling pin for myself; King Arthur Flour sells one but it’s SUPER expensive. I just can’t swing it now lol But this recipe drew me right in with the lovely design on those cookies, great job :-)

    • chef mimi April 28, 2016 at 4:46 PM - Reply

      Thank you! I’ve never seen anything like them, and it seems I’ve quit getting the King Arthur flour catalog for some reason… The different designs are really incredible.

  23. Michelle April 25, 2016 at 8:48 PM - Reply

    So pretty!

  24. lapetitepaniere April 26, 2016 at 8:08 AM - Reply

    These cookies are amazing and so elegant! :)

    • chef mimi April 26, 2016 at 10:34 AM - Reply

      I did good, didn’t I?!! (I seriously fail at cookie baking , usually!)

  25. Loretta April 26, 2016 at 8:24 AM - Reply

    Wow, so who comes up with these brilliant ideas? What an unusual one too, love those rolling pins and the biscuits look so delicious.

    • chef mimi April 26, 2016 at 10:33 AM - Reply

      I know! They’re so pretty, aren’t they?!! And if I can make these cookies, anyone can!

  26. Debbie Spivey April 26, 2016 at 8:44 AM - Reply

    So pretty! I’ve seen different stamping pins with skulls etc. You have made it very tempting to purchase one and try these!

  27. emmabarrett1508 April 26, 2016 at 9:07 AM - Reply

    Beautiful. Love this post Mimi! xx

  28. Laura @ Feast Wisely April 26, 2016 at 6:12 PM - Reply

    Love the rolling pin!

  29. The Gourmet Gourmand April 28, 2016 at 10:25 AM - Reply

    Ahh these cookies are just beautiful Mimi! That rolling pin needs to be in my life, I think… everything tastes better when it’s cute :)

  30. Cocoa & Lavender April 29, 2016 at 11:39 AM - Reply

    Mimi – I bought several of this type of rolling pin from Poland, but from a different woman! Her recipe never worked well for me, so I can’t wait to try yours. Also, the pattern on yours is so beautiful, well mine are much simpler.

    • chef mimi April 29, 2016 at 3:07 PM - Reply

      Interesting! I hope these work out better.

  31. Frank Fariello May 1, 2016 at 1:16 PM - Reply

    What a delightful idea!

  32. chefceaser May 2, 2016 at 1:39 AM - Reply

    Reblogged this on Chef Ceaser.

  33. Bobbie February 19, 2017 at 7:30 PM - Reply

    Hi. I just bought one of these rolling pins and want to serve the cookies on Sunday. Do you think they will taste okay if I make them the Wednesday before? How long did they stay fresh tasting for you?

    • chef mimi February 19, 2017 at 8:21 PM - Reply

      I don’t really remember, but i would imagine if you kept them in a cool dry place, they would be fine. I wouldn’t freeze them. Have fun!

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