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philly blankets

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Tina Hylton
Lebanon, PA

Grandma made these every year at Christmas, although we begged for them all year round. Now it's my childrens turn to ask, at least twice a month for them.

(1 rating)
prep time 25 Min
cook time 10 Min

Ingredients For philly blankets

  • 1/2 lb
    cream cheese (softened)
  • 1/2 lb
    butter (softened)
  • 2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1
    egg yolk
  • 1 tsp
    lemon juice
  • lekvar (prune butter)
  • preserves (your favorite)
  • confectioners' sugar

How To Make philly blankets

  • 1
    Cream together cream cheese, butter and egg yolk.
  • 2
    Knead in flour 1/2 cup at a time. Add lemon juice. Continue until rolling consistency.
  • 3
    Flour flat surface. I pull dough apart into softball size pieces(makes it easier to handle). Roll out to approximately 1/4 in thickness. Use either round cookie cutter or round drinking glass to cut out cookies.
  • 4
    In the center of each cookie drop a tablespoon of preserves or lekvar. Fold cookie and press edges with fork.
  • 5
    Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  • 6
    Cool and sprinkle with powdered sugar.

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