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Easiest Ever Polish Pierogi Dough | Holiday Favorite


Whatever type of cheese or filling you use, here’s a favorite family recipe for authentic easy Polish Pierogi Dough.

As the Christmas season approaches, it’s traditional to make Polish Pierogi dough for Christmas Eve. This year may be an exception for us, as I’m having a difficult time finding our favorite Farmer’s Cheese. Some folks make their Polish pierogi filling out of cottage cheese, but in our family, it has to be the hard Andrulis farmer’s cheese or the Krajanka brand of farmers cheese!

As a child I always watched my Mom make home-made Polish Pierogi. New Britain, Connecticut has a very large Polish population, so we are fortunate to have an abundance of mom and pop shops and Polish restaurants to purchase pierogies for those folks who like homemade pierogi but either don’t know how to make this traditional dish themselves or don’t have the time. There’s also plenty of church fairs that will sell potato and cheese or sauerkraut pierogies at the food booths.

UPDATE: Had to drive to New Britain to buy the Farmer’s cheese and there was plenty to be found! Check out the photos and also my recipe for the Sauerkraut Polish Pierogi filling.

Polish Pierogi Dough Recipe


This is an easy family recipe to duplicate for authentic home-made Polish pierogi dough.

What’s really nice about it is that the dough is very elastic and forgiving, unlike some pasta dough.

My grown daughters as well as granddaughter have all grown up on cheese and potato and sauerkraut pierogies. I’ve taught my daughters how to make the dough as well as the filling so that they too can carry on the family tradition.

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Authentic Easy Pierogi Dough Recipe

Easiest Ever Polish Pierogi Dough

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

30 Pierogi

Easiest Ever Polish Pierogi Dough

Pierogi, Dough, Polish Dumplings


  • 2-1/2 cup sifted all purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup ice water
  • 1/2 Tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 4 TBL vegetable oil
  • 1 egg


  1. Sift flour, salt & baking powder into bowl. Make a well in the center.
  2. Mix egg, ice water and oil together and pour into well of flour mixture. Work into flour.
  3. (To make ice water, I add one ice cube into one cup of very cold water)
  4. Knead until smooth and elastic. Cover and let rest 30 minutes. Place in warm location. (What I do is cover the top of the bowl with a clean towel and place in unheated oven with door closed)
  5. Dust table with flour. Using an approximately 2-1/2 inch glass cup, dip edge in flour. Roll out dough using a rolling pin dusted with flour.
  6. Cut in circles and fill with your choice of filling.


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