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  • Yield: 36 cookies
  • Prep 45 mins
  • Freeze 20 mins to 30 mins
  • Bake 15 mins

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  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 cup cold butter, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 1 8 - ounce package cream cheese, cut into small pieces and softened
  • 1/4 cup cherry, blueberry, apricot and/or strawberry jam


  1. In a large bowl, combine flour and sugar. Using a pastry blender, cut in butter and cream cheese till mixture clings together (butter should remain in large pieces). Form into a ball. Turn dough out onto a floured pastry cloth.
  2. With floured hands, gently knead dough for eight strokes. Using a well-floured rolling pin, roll dough into a 12x10-inch rectangle. Fold dough crosswise into thirds to form a 10x4-inch rectangle. Give the dough a quarter turn and roll into a 12x10-inch rectangle. Fold, roll and fold one more time. Wrap dough in plastic wrap; chill in the freezer for 20 to 30 minutes or till dough is firm but not stiff.
  3. Grease a large cookie sheet; set aside. On the floured cloth, roll dough into a 12x12-inch square. Using a pastry wheel or sharp knife, cut vertical parallel lines 2 inches apart. Then cut horizontal lines 2 inches apart, forming 2x2-inch squares. Place 1-inch apart on prepared cookie sheet. Press an indentation into each square; spoon about 1/4 teaspoon jam into each indentation.
  4. Bake in a 400 degree F oven about 15 minutes or till edges are golden. Transfer cookies to a wire rack and let cool. If you like, spoon in a little additional jam. Makes 36 cookies.

Nutrition Facts


vit. A (IU) 292, iron (mg) 0, pro. (g) 1, calcium (mg) 10, cal. (kcal) 102, sodium (mg) 75, sat. fat (g) 5, chol. (mg) 22, Fat, total (g) 8, carb. (g) 7

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