Cream Cheese Dainties Recipe photo by Taste of Home
Total Time
Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min./batch
Cream cheese makes these tender treats melt in your mouth. —Lynne Stewart, Julian, Pennsylvania

Updated: Oct. 20, 2023

Cream Cheese Dainties

Prep Time 20 min
Cook Time 15 min
Yield 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


  1. 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 4 portions; cover and refrigerate until easy to handle.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll 1 portion of dough at a time into a 10x7-1/2-in. rectangle. Trim edges if necessary. Cut into 2-1/2-in. squares.
  3. Place 1/4 teaspoon spreadable fruit or preserves near each end of 2 diagonal corners. Moisten the remaining 2 corners with water; fold over and press lightly.
  4. Place on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° until corners are lightly browned, 12-15 minutes. Cool 2-3 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool.

Nutrition Facts

2 cookie: 161 calories, 11g fat (7g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 105mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.