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Cream Cheese Delights Recipe
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Cream Cheese Delights Recipe

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Perfect for entertaining, these cookies are light as air yet easy to make.—Agnes Golian, Garfield Heights, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 24 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter-flavored shortening
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Halved maraschino cherries or candied cherries

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 87 calories, 6 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 13 mg cholesterol, 109 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, cream the shortening, cream cheese and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg yolk and vanilla. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well.
  2. Drop by teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Top each with a cherry half. Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool for 1 minute before removing to wire racks. Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Cream Cheese Delights in Quick Cooking November/December 2004, p11

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 87 calories, 6 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 13 mg cholesterol, 109 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

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

Reviews for Cream Cheese Delights(2)

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Reviewed Dec. 17, 2011

These are so yummy! I have made them the last 3 Christmases. I top them with candied cherries. This recipe doesn't yield a large batch so I double the recipe. It turns out fine to use 1 whole egg when doubling rather than 2 egg yolks. Yum! Mine are baking right now, can't wait to get a taste!

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Reviewed Jan. 27, 2011

These cookies were kind of bland, not a lot to them. I might try this recipe again but I would add almond flavoring to the mix.

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