Fruit Filled Yummies

Norma DeRemer


I make these every Christms, but thought I'd make a batch today for the week end. They are so easy and good. Years ago my Aunt in Detroit made them and I asked her for the recipe. If your in a hurry and don't have time for making the dough; you can use refrigerated cookie dough instead and add your favorite ready made jam's instead of processing. You might have to add a little corn starch to thicken some brands.
Either way they are so good.

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8 - 12


cranberry filling:
2 c
dried cranberries
9 Tbsp
orange marmalade
apricot filling:
2 1/4 c
chopped dried apricots
9 Tbsp
orange marmaade
4 1/2 tsp
8 oz
package cream cheese, softened
1 1/2 c
1/2 c
margarine or butter
1 large
egg, beaten
sugar to sprinkle of each cookie

Directions Step-By-Step

Preheat oven to 450
Mix and blend cream cheese, flour and butter until smooth, shape into a ball; wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.
For cranberry filling, combine cranberries and marmalade in a food processer, cover and process until finely chopped. Place in a bowl and set aside. Rince out food processer with warm water and dry.
For apricot filing, combine apricots, marmalade and water in a food processer, cover and process until finely chopped. Place in a bowl and set aside.
Remove dough from refrigerater when chilled. Cut the ball in half and replace the other half back into the refrigerator.
Place your half of dough on a floured service and press down and roll out to 1/8 inch thick. Cut with
2-1/2 inch square cutter. You could use a 2-1/2 round cutter also.
Remove second half of dough from refregiator and roll out as above.Place a rounded teaspoon of filling in the center of each square or circle.
Shape by folding two opposit points of square dough over one another, press to seal or fold edges of circles together and press to seal.
Brush each cookie with egg using a pastry brush and sprinkle with sugar.Place on cookie sheet and bake for 12 to 14 minutes or until golden brown.
Remove from pan and place on cooling rack to cool.
Makes 3-1/2 dozen.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Other Tag: Quick & Easy