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       Title: Nancy’s Ice Cream Kolacky
  Categories: Cookies
       Yield: 8 servings
       1 pt Vanilla; or
            French vanilla ice cream
       1 lb Margarine
       4 c  Flour
            Solo brand fruit filling; yo
            -ur desired flavor
            Powdered sugar
   Recipe by: Hammond times (Cook of the week), 12/7/95
   Preparation Time: 24:0
   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
   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.