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cream cheese spirals (cookies)

(3 ratings)
Recipe by
Anytown, WI

Looks like a crescent roll, but IT'S A COOKIE.

(3 ratings)
yield serving(s)

Ingredients For cream cheese spirals (cookies)

  • 8 oz
    butter, room temperature
  • 8 oz
    cream cheese
  • 2 tsp
    caster sugar
  • 8 oz
    all purpose flour
  • 1 lg
    egg white beaten with 1 t. water, for glazing
  • caster sugar, for sprinkling
  • 4 oz
    finely chopped walnuts
  • 4 oz
    light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp
    ground cinnamon

How To Make cream cheese spirals (cookies)

  • 1
    With an electric mixer, cream the butter, cream cheese and 2 tsp sugar until soft. Sift the flour over the cream cheese mixture and mix until combined. Gather into a ball and divide in half. Flatten each half, wrap in plastic and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  • 2
    Make the Filling: In a small bowl, mix together the chopped walnuts, brown sugar and cinnamon; set aside.
  • 3
    Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper; set aside.
  • 4
    Working with one half of the dough at a time, roll it out thinly into a circle about 11 inches in diameter. Trim the edges with a knife, using a dinner plate as a guide. Brush the surface with the egg white glaze and then sprinkle evenly with half of the filling.
  • 5
    Cut the circle into quarters, and each quarter into 4 sections, to form 16 triangles. Starting from the base of the triangles, roll up to form spirals.
  • 6
    Place the spirals on the cookie sheets and brush with the remaining glaze. Sprinkle with caster sugar. Bake for 15 - 20 minutes, or until golden. Cool on a wire rack.

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