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Cream Cheese Dainties Recipe

Cream Cheese Dainties Recipe

Cream cheese makes these tender treats just melt in your mouth.—Lynne Stewart, Julian, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min./batch YIELD:24 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup apricot spreadable fruit or seedless raspberry preserves


  • 1. In a large bowl, cream butter and cream cheese until light and fluffy. Gradually add flour to the creamed mixture and mix well. Divide dough into four portions; cover and refrigerate until easy to handle.
  • 2. On a lightly floured surface, roll one portion of dough at a time into a 10-in. x 7-1/2-in. rectangle. Trim edges if necessary. Cut into 2-1/2-in. squares.
  • 3. Place 1/4 teaspoon spreadable fruit or preserves near each end of two diagonal corners. Moisten the remaining two corners with water; fold over and press lightly.
  • 4. Place on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until corners are lightly browned. Cool 2-3 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool. Yield: 4 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 161 calories, 11 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 31 mg cholesterol, 105 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.

Reviews for Cream Cheese Dainties

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Reviewed Dec. 11, 2011

"I make these cookies every year and my family loves them"

Reviewed Dec. 18, 2009

"All you taste is the flour. Is an ingredient missing? Waste of good products using this."

Reviewed Dec. 11, 2009

"I've been making these same soft pastries for years every Xmas holiday. Is enjoyed by my family using strawberry preserve also. Try dusting with confectionary sugar after u take them out of the oven. They melt in your mouth."

Reviewed Dec. 8, 2009

"What a terrific snack for all kinds of occasions. I added all different kinds of fillings including mincemeat, chopped apples with brown sugar and even some with chocolate and drizzled frosting lightly over them. My company ate them all and wanted more!"

Reviewed Dec. 13, 2008

"These are a very nice change to the jam and thumb print cookies. They are not too sweet. I added a few sugar sprinkles on top for some "show" and they turned out fantastic. Easy to make too."

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Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.