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Cream Cheese Dainties

Cream cheese makes these tender treats just melt in your mouth.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min./batch
  • Makes
    4 dozen


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup apricot spreadable fruit or seedless raspberry preserves


  • In a large bowl, cream butter and cream cheese until light and fluffy. Gradually add flour to the creamed mixture and mix well. Divide dough into four portions; cover and refrigerate until easy to handle.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll one portion of dough at a time into a 10x7-1/2-in. rectangle. Trim edges if necessary. Cut into 2-1/2-in. squares.
  • Place 1/4 teaspoon spreadable fruit or preserves near each end of two diagonal corners. Moisten the remaining two corners with water; fold over and press lightly.
  • Place on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until corners are lightly browned. Cool 2-3 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 161 calories, 11g fat (7g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 105mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.
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  • alimax9681
    Dec 11, 2011

    I make these cookies every year and my family loves them

  • Billy Joyce
    Dec 18, 2009

    All you taste is the flour. Is an ingredient missing? Waste of good products using this.

  • Mellowrose
    Dec 11, 2009

    I've been making these same soft pastries for years every Xmas holiday. Is enjoyed by my family using strawberry preserve also. Try dusting with confectionary sugar after u take them out of the oven. They melt in your mouth.

  • mysilvercat
    Dec 8, 2009

    What a terrific snack for all kinds of occasions. I added all different kinds of fillings including mincemeat, chopped apples with brown sugar and even some with chocolate and drizzled frosting lightly over them. My company ate them all and wanted more!

  • JMNeece
    Dec 13, 2008

    These are a very nice change to the jam and thumb print cookies. They are not too sweet. I added a few sugar sprinkles on top for some "show" and they turned out fantastic. Easy to make too.