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This recipe as been a Christmas Favorite of my family for generations. Now I have passed it down to my daughter so she can make tem too, They are very light and airy and Oh yes Very good! Enjoy!


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup preserves, any flavor
  • nuts of choice, optional


  • Preheat oven to 375 F.
  • Mix well first 4 ingredients.
  • Divide dough in half and chill 1 hour.
  • On lightly floured surface, roll out 1/8 inch thick.
  • Use a 2 inch diameter round cookie cutter to cut 3 dozen bases.
  • Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Put 1/4 teaspoon preserves in center of each base and sprinkle with nuts.
  • Use a 1 inch diameter round cookie cutter to cut out tops from remaining dough, rerolling scraps as necessary.
  • Place a 1 inch top over the preserves on each 2 inch base.
  • Bake 8-10 minutes.
  • Store in sealed container.
  • Makes:36 cookies

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