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Strawberry Pillows

Make cookie trays extra special with these mini pie look-alikes stuffed with sweet strawberry preserves. Yum! —Amy Sauerwalt, Columbia, Maryland
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
  • Makes
    5 dozen


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup strawberry preserves


  • Cream butter, cream cheese and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla. Gradually beat in flour. Divide dough into four portions. Shape each into a disk; wrap in plastic. Refrigerate until firm enough to roll, about 2 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 375°. On a floured surface, roll each portion of dough to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 2-in. round cookie cutter. Place half of the circles onto ungreased baking sheets. Place 1/2 teaspoon preserves in the center of each circle; top with remaining circles and press edges lightly with a fork to seal. Cut slits in the top of each cookie. Bake until edges are light brown, 7-9 minutes. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool.
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 83 calories, 4g fat (3g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 36mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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  • lsdteacat
    Feb 28, 2019

    Love this cookie recipe. I have made it several times and have substituted other jams for the strawberry. Super great filled with orange marmalade. Wonderful with a hot cup of tea. I add more jam than is called for and fold up edges, bottom over top before sealing with fork to better hold jam in during baking. I really do love the taste and texture of the dough. Recommend to anyone wanting a delicious cookie.

  • Dellast
    Feb 1, 2019

    Cute, but time consuming to make. If I made again I would make them bigger. I got really tired of the process by the end of the second dough ball and had two more balls of dough to go. These taste like a pop tart. I added a drizzle of frosting to the tops of mine. I actually liked the taste better the next day. These are a small two bite cookie. Good with a cup of coffee.

  • CD1
    Dec 20, 2018

    Have made these a couple of times and my family really loves these. I add a few drops of orange flavoring to dough. Amazing!

  • Tammy
    Dec 9, 2018

    I was wondering if there is a dough recipe on here or do we just use our favorite recipe? I don't see it if there is one.

  • chetty101
    Dec 24, 2017

    These are absolutely delicious and so worth the time it takes to make them. I didn't change a thing in this recipe and they are now a favorite in our house! 5 stars