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Cream Cheese Delights

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.

Makes

2 dozen

These cute cherry-topped cookies are as light as air and so easy to make. They’re perfect for entertaining or most any time of the year. —Agnes Golian, Garfield Heights, Ohio
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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter-flavored shortening
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Halved maraschino cherries or candied cherries

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, cream the shortening, cream cheese and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg yolk and vanilla. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well.
  2. Drop by teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Top each with a cherry half. Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool for 1 minute before removing to wire racks.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 87 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 109mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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