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Cream Cheese Dainties

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Why I Love This Recipe

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!

Ingredients You'll Need

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

Questions, Comments & Reviews

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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