They may be a little more involved than your average cookie, but the extra time you put into these is worth it. The texture of this kolači is soft and crumbly, almost like shortbread. But what makes them taste even better is a thin sandwiched filling of sweet jam and ground walnuts spiked with rum.
And then there’s the coating of dark chocolate!
Personally, I find these cookies taste better one or two days after they’ve been made. And to make life a little easier, they can be baked ahead of time and finished off several days later.
I couldn’t help myself by serving up a kolači dessert; brushing some chocolate on the plate and topping it with a whole cookie and crumbs from another. A bit of cocoa and drops of melted chocolate … and … voilà!