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Cream Cheese-Filled Cookies

 Cream Cheese-Filled Cookies
My aunt baked these cookies as part of my wedding day dinner. Everyone was impressed with their eye-catching appeal and rich flavor.
15 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-3/4 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • FILLING:
  • 2 packages (3 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 drop yellow food coloring, optional
  • TOPPING:
  • 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons butter

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream the butter, shortening and sugar until light
  • and fluffy. Beat in egg. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking
  • powder and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well.
  • Shape into two 12-in. rolls; wrap each in plastic wrap. Refrigerate

2 of 2

Cream Cheese-Filled Cookies (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • for 4 hours or overnight.
  • Unwrap and cut into 1-in. slices. Place 1 in. apart on greased baking
  • sheet. Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • Immediately make an indentation in the center of each cookie using
  • the end of a wooden spoon handle. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  • In a small bowl, combine the filling ingredients. Place 2
  • teaspoonfuls in the center of each cookie. Let stand until set. In a
  • microwave, melt chocolate chips and butter; stir until smooth.
  • Drizzle over cookies. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: about 2-1/2
  • dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 303 calories, 16 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 37 mg cholesterol, 192 mg sodium, 39 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.
Wine: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.