Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Cream Cheese Dainties


AAHHH - I've been making these tasty cookies for the holidays for many years.

This is an old Taste of Home recipe - I love making it for my special diabetic friends.

The cookie ingredients are butter, cream cheese and flour....

And you fill the centers with regular or sugar free preserves or jam! 

EVERYONE WILL LOVE THESE!  The flaky crust that holds the tasty jam makes you feel extra special when you know they were made just for you. 

My recipe is tattered and worn. It's a great option when you want something special and sugar free too. 

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CREAM CHEESE DAINTIES

1 c. butter or margarine, softened
1 pkg. (8 ozs) cream cheese, softened
2-1/2 c. all purpose flour
1/2 c. sugarless or regular apricot or raspberry preserves

In a mixing bowl, beat the butter and cream cheese until smooth.  Mix in flour. Divide dough into 4 sections; cover and refrigerate until easy to handle...at least 30 minutes.

On a lightly floured surface, roll one piece of dough at t time into a 
10" X 7-1/2" rectangle. (Trim edges if necessary).  Cut into 2-1/2" squares.

Drop 1/4 tsp. preserves in center of each square. Moisten 2 corners with water; fold over and press lightly.  Place on ungreased cookie sheets.  Bake at 350 for 12 - 14 minutes or until corners are lightly browned.  Cool 2-3 minutes before removing to wire racks.

Yield: about 4 dozen. 






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