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Cream Cheese-Filled Cookies Recipe
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Cream Cheese-Filled Cookies Recipe

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My aunt baked these cookies as part of my wedding day dinner. Everyone was impressed with their eye-catching appeal and rich flavor.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES:15 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES: 15 servings


  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 packages (3 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 drop yellow food coloring, optional
  • 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons butter

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.


  1. 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 for 4 hours or overnight.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 dozen.
Originally published as Cream Cheese-Filled Cookies in Best of Country Cookies 1999, p94

Sweet White Wine

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

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Reviewed Oct. 31, 2013

"These cookies are so much fun! One of my girls entered them in the county fair and got first place! We like to make them and use different colors for the cookie, cream cheese and the chocolate drizzle. For example, Red cookie, Green cream cheese filling, and White chocolate drizzle! We have also done green cookie, purple filling and black chocolate."

Reviewed Dec. 20, 2010

"Cookies flattened out and spread to 3". Followed recipe correctly, thought it might be an issue with using butter instead of margerine. I did make using more flour, but haven't baked them yet."

Reviewed Dec. 22, 2008

"These are delicious. The cookie itself is tasty, but the filling is creamy smooth and just so good!! Thanks so much for the recipe."

Reviewed Dec. 22, 2008

"Just wanted to say Thank You, I made these cookies for a holiday cookie contest at my local bank and they took first place. My family also loves them"

Reviewed Dec. 13, 2008

"[quote user="areynolds2000"]keep your "cookie-hole" shut!!! [/quote]

thank you for making me laugh ... that is too funny.  I was surprised that a post about a cookie recipe could cause someone to react so harshly as Miss Missy ... but then, perhaps she has a problem with cream cheese or something ... but thank you areynolds2000 for making me laugh!!!"

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