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Cream Cheese Dainties

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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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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!

My version of Cream Cheese Dainties is a little different then yours.
I also have been making them forever it seems.
They are great, aren't they!

Wow, these sound fantastic! Thanks for sharing a great recipe!

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