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Cream Cheese-Filled Cookies

My aunt baked these cookies as part of my wedding day dinner. Everyone was impressed with their eye-catching appeal and rich flavor. —Ruth Glick, New Holland, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
  • Makes
    about 2 dozen


  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 drop yellow food coloring, optional
  • 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons butter


  • In a large bowl, cream the butter, shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Shape into two 12-in. rolls; wrap each in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.
  • Unwrap and cut into 1-in. slices. Place 1 in. apart on greased baking sheet. Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Immediately make an indentation in the center of each cookie using the end of a wooden spoon handle. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  • In a small bowl, combine the filling ingredients. Place 2 teaspoonfuls in the center of each cookie. Let stand until set. In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and butter; stir until smooth. Drizzle over cookies. Store in the refrigerator.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 303 calories, 16g fat (8g saturated fat), 37mg cholesterol, 192mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.
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  • Smile
    Jan 2, 2019

    Was very tasty !

  • aicenhour
    Oct 31, 2013

    These cookies are so much fun! One of my girls entered them in the county fair and got first place! We like to make them and use different colors for the cookie, cream cheese and the chocolate drizzle. For example, Red cookie, Green cream cheese filling, and White chocolate drizzle! We have also done green cookie, purple filling and black chocolate.

  • jmyers
    Dec 20, 2010

    Cookies flattened out and spread to 3". Followed recipe correctly, thought it might be an issue with using butter instead of margerine. I did make using more flour, but haven't baked them yet.

  • Jan Schwer
    Dec 22, 2008

    These are delicious. The cookie itself is tasty, but the filling is creamy smooth and just so good!! Thanks so much for the recipe.

  • kevsha
    Dec 22, 2008

    Just wanted to say Thank You, I made these cookies for a holiday cookie contest at my local bank and they took first place. My family also loves them

  • rossmom229
    Dec 13, 2008

    [quote user="areynolds2000"]keep your "cookie-hole" shut!!! [/quote]   thank you for making me laugh ... that is too funny.  I was surprised that a post about a cookie recipe could cause someone to react so harshly as Miss Missy ... but then, perhaps she has a problem with cream cheese or something ... but thank you areynolds2000 for making me laugh!!!

  • areynolds2000
    Dec 13, 2008

     WOW! That was a bit harsh Missy Stager. I bet when you were a child...oh wait, I think you still are. Maybe next time you should just keep your "cookie-hole" shut!!!

  • lenaia
    Dec 13, 2008

    No comment left

  • Melzermtaj
    Dec 11, 2008

    These cookies are SOOOO good!  I will definitely be adding them to my permanent list each year!  Thanks for sharing!  Also, they are so easy and look elegant.

  • Babcia_PA
    Dec 10, 2008

    Missy Stager, thank you for your comments. They were helpful. I was always taught that there were no stupid questions, only stupid answers. You didn't have to be so rude. Have a Merry Christmas and may God bless!Anna