I have been baking this Polish treat for over 20 years at Christmastime. I don't know why I never bother during the rest of the year - it must be a conditioning thing. They taste better during the holidays. I pack them in cute little tins and dispense them to my clients and friends as gifts, filled with warm wishes.
Today I share this recipe as I know it. There are numerous varieties on how to make them and you can substitute cream cheese for ice cream and margarine for butter, but this is how I do it. It's best if you prepare the dough a day prior as it takes a long time to make as many as I do and the task is more pleasant spread over two days. I typically make 3 batches at first which takes 4 cans of filling and triple the above recipe (see my picture) then another batch closer to Christmas for our dinner so they are fresh. I always freeze a batch of dough for Wayne's cousin so he can make his own whenever after our Christmas dinner.