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Cream Cheese Delights Recipe

Cream Cheese Delights Recipe

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. YIELD:24 servings


  • 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 all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Halved maraschino cherries or candied cherries


  • 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.

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.

Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

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