Monday, December 14, 2009

Holiday Baking Series - Cream Cheese Cookies with Jam

Cream Cheese Cookies with Jam

1 1/2 cups butter, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 8-oz package cream cheese, softened
2 eggs
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 1/2 teaspoons lemon zest
4 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
Powdered sugar

Combine butter, cream cheese and sugar; mixing until fluffy and well blended. Blend in eggs, lemon juice and zest. Add combined dry ingredients; mix well. Chill f a few hours at least. Shape about a tablespoon or so of dough into balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheet; flatten slightly. Indent centers; fill with jam. (I used homemade peach and some strawberry) Bake at 350 degrees F for about 15 minutes. Cool; sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Yield: about 7 dozen

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