Polish Cookies

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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.

80 thoughts on “Polish Cookies

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

    • 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!

  2. 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!

  3. 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.

    • 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!

  4. 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…

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

    • 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!

  7. 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 :-)

    • 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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?

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