*  Exported from  MasterCook II  *
 
                         Nancy’s Ice Cream Kolacky
 
 Recipe By     : Hammond times (Cook of the week), 12/7/95
 Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :24:00
 Categories    : Ctry2
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1      Pint          Vanilla -- or
                         French Vanilla Ice Cream
    1      Pound         Margarine
    4      Cups          Flour
                         Solo Brand Fruit Filling -- your desired flavor
                         Powdered Sugar
 
 Add flour to margarine and crumble in pastry blender. Add ice cream  to 
 crumbled mixture and, using dough hooks, work into dough. (If you  don't 
 have dough hooks, use your hands. Rubber gloves will help cut down  the 
 cold.)
 
 When dough is smooth, shape into ball and refrigerate  overnight.
 
 Roll dough to about 1/8-inch thickness on a floured surface.
 
 Using the rim of a glass dipped in flour, cut out  circles.
 
 Authur comments: Christmas just isn't Christmas for the family and friends 
 of Nancy  Koronkowski until they catch the aroma of ice cream kolacky 
 wafting from  her oven door.
 
 Nancy’s mother, Valentina Nowak, was known as a great cook and a  
 fantastic baker. As a child, Nancy gobbled up her share of yummy  
 pastries, paying scant attention to how they were created.
 
 Before Valentina died, she told her daughter, “Nancy, you've  got to learn 
 to make ice cream kolacky.”
 
 But it wasn't until after her mother’s death that Koronkowski found  in a 
 church cookbook the recipe she’s sharing today.
 
 Her efforts were rewarded when her daughter, Karyn, said,  “Mom, these 
 kolacky taste just like Grandma’s.”
 
 When first married, Koronkowski scouted for recipes in cookbooks  because 
 she was embarrassed to ask her mother.
 
 “Once I asked Mom how to make chicken soup,” she  recalls. “Mom and her 
 friend had a good laugh and Mom said, 'Just  throw the chicken in the pot 
 and cook it!' ”
 
 Today, Koronkowski loves cooking.
 
 She has a cabinet full of recipes and is fond of making soups,  including 
 chicken and oxtail. Each Christmas Eve, in keeping with  tradition, she 
 makes Polish sausage.
 
 For Koronkowski, cooking and baking are ways to make her family  happy.
 
 “My husband, Bob, loves my cooking,” she said.
 
 Actually, Koronkowski makes kolacky throughout the year because her  
 family and friends keep asking for it. Each Christmas, she bakes 10-12  
 batches of kolacky to share with others. There’s just one problem with  
 this moist, subtly sweet cookie. Once you bake them, your family is  
 likely to expect them year after year.
 
 
 Place on cookie sheet and make a thumbprint in center of  each.
 
 Fill thumbprints with 1/2 teaspoon Solo filling.
 
 Bake in 350-degree oven for 20 minutes.
 
 Sprinkle with powdered sugar when cool.
 
 
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 NOTES : Cook Of The Week
        Nancy Koronkowski, Hammond