Hungarian Cookie Treasures
Blue Ribbon Recipe
This is an old-fashioned cookie, but it's more like a mini-pie in cookie form. The dough's slightly sweet but the sweetness mostly comes from the jam and powdered sugar. The jam's a little surprise inside the soft and chewy cookie. They're a little time consuming to make, but are very tasty and would be tasty to include in a cookie exchange.
Note: Don't over-chill the dough. We found it easier to work with closer to room temperature. The Test Kitchen
8 ozcream cheese, softened
1 lbreal butter, softened (no substitutes here)
1 cgranulated sugar
5 call-purpose flour
1-1/2 cjam or preserves of your choice -- or you can optionally use a nut filling
1 cpowdered sugar, for dusting
How to Make Hungarian Cookie Treasures
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
- Wet the cookie edges around the jam or preserves with your finger. Then place a second circle over the jam or preserves and firmly press down around the edges to encompass the jam or preserves. Take a fork and go all around the edge to seal jam or preserves in tightly (like you would for a pie crust). Repeat this process until you have used up all the dough.
- Enjoy! :-)