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Berry-Cream Cookie Snaps

My mom and I made up this recipe by combining two others. These cute cookies are crispy on the outside and light and fluffy inside. You could also bake the cookies flat and serve the filling as a cookie dip if you like. —Crystal Briddick, Colfax, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep: 40 min. + chilling Bake: 5 min./batch + cooling
  • Makes
    about 2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons seedless strawberry jam
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped
  • 1 to 3 drops red food coloring, optional
  • BATTER:
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large egg whites, room temperature
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted and cooled
  • Chopped fresh strawberries, optional

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 400°. Beat cream cheese, sugar and jam until blended. Fold in whipped cream and, if desired, food coloring. Refrigerate.
  • For batter, whisk sugar, flour and salt; stir in egg whites and vanilla until smooth. Whisk in butter until blended. Line baking sheets with parchment. Preparing 4 cookies at a time, drop batter by 1-1/2 teaspoonfuls 4 in. apart onto prepared pans. Bake until edges are lightly browned, 5-8 minutes.
  • Loosen each cookie and curl around a wooden spoon handle. Press lightly to seal; hold until set, about 20 seconds. Transfer to waxed paper to cool. Repeat with remaining cookies. If cookies become too cool to shape, return to oven for 1 minute to soften.
  • Just before serving, spoon filling into cookie shells. Or pipe it by cutting a small hole in the tip of a pastry bag and inserting a star tip, then transferring filling to bag. After filling shells, dip ends of cookies into chopped strawberries if desired. Refrigerate leftovers.
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 72 calories, 4g fat (3g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 44mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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  • JenandBry
    Jan 19, 2015

    I made this for my son's Prom night dinner. This cookie takes a little extra work. Very delicate flavor with a formal presentation.

  • vanillaluv
    Nov 11, 2012

    No comment left

  • kaly_ab
    Oct 23, 2012

    I loved everything about this recipe. Definitely worth the work, it is a show stopper on the cookie tray.

  • donna1203
    May 29, 2011

    Delicious recipe although they are a lot of work. Be sure to flatten the batter with the back of the teaspoon or your shells will be mini. After we figured out this trick, they were much better. Tastes like a fortune cookie with a refreshing filling!

  • sgates20
    Dec 27, 2009

    these were really good! They weren't too hard to make either.

  • jklmnop
    Nov 19, 2009

    I loved these cookies. I made the cookies and kept them in an airight container til I needed to fill them. Kept filling in ziplock bag with a small hole cut in in corner for easy filling.

  • welcomemom2002
    Sep 1, 2009

    These taste great, but get soggy quickly. I would suggest not having leftovers. Maybe not fill all the cookies at once, so they don't get soggy