Monday, December 15, 2008

Christmas Cookie #3: Cream Cheese Cookies


These cookies are so beautiful to look at, and so rich that one tiny mouthful is enough to satisfy. As they bake, the dough turns a gorgeous white that contrasts so beautifully with the cherry. They are my favorite cookies of the season.

Ingredients:

2 cups butter, softened
1 8 ounce package of cream cheese
1 cup sugar
1 cup splenda
2 tsp. vanilla
2 egg yolks
5 cups flour
1/4 cup finely chopped pecans
1 jar maraschino cherries

Cream butter, cheese, sugar, and splenda. Blend in egg yolks and vanilla. Add flour gradually, followed by nuts. Roll dough into balls about 1 inch in diameter. Cut each cherry in fourths. Press 1/4 cherry into the top of each cookie. Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet at 350 degrees for 12 minutes.

Enjoy!

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6 comments:

Betty said...

I love cream cheese and these look great.
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craftymug said...

Oh, these sound delicious! Christmas has past but, I can't see waiting until next Christmas to make these!!
Thank you for sharing your wonderful recipes.

JamaGenie said...

Like craftymug, I can't see waiting until next Christmas to try these. They'd be perfect for Valentine's Day. (And the 4th of July too!)

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skdd said...

I only use sugar. Can I use the same amount as Splenda or do I reduce from 1 cup to 3/4 cup? Thanks.

♥Mimi♥ said...

I'll be making these but I think I'll use sugar. Same amount, right?