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Cream Cheese-Filled Cookies

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling

Makes

about 2 dozen

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
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Ingredients

  • 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
  • FILLING:
  • 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
  • TOPPING:
  • 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons butter

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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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