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Cream Cheese Dainties Recipe

Cream Cheese Dainties Recipe

Cream cheese makes these tender treats just melt in your mouth.—Lynne Stewart, Julian, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min./batch YIELD:24 servings


  • 1 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar-free or regular apricot or raspberry preserves


  • 1. In a mixing bowl, beat the butter and cream cheese until well blended. Mix in flour. Divide dough into four sections; cover and refrigerate until easy to handle.
  • 2. On a lightly floured surface, roll one piece of dough at a time into a 10-in. x 7-1/2-in. rectangle. Trim edges if necessary. Cut into 2-1/2-in. squares. Drop 1/4 teaspoon preserves near each end of two diagonal corners. Moisten the remaining two corners with water; fold over and press lightly.
  • 3. Place on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until corners are lightly browned. Cool 2-3 minutes before removing to wire racks. Yield: 4 dozen.

Nutritional 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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Reviewed Dec. 11, 2011

"I make these cookies every year and my family loves them"

Billy Joyce
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2009

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

Reviewed 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."

Reviewed 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!"

Reviewed 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."

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