Peep's Cream Cheese and Jelly Thumbprint Cookies


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Peep's Cream Cheese and Jelly Thumbprint Cookies

1 C. (2 sticks) butter, softened
1 (3 oz.) package cream cheese, softened
1 C. sugar
1 egg yolk
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 1/2 C. flour
Preserves of choice (strawberry, apricot, peach, cherry preserves etc.)


Preheat oven to 325°F.
Parchment paper lined or lightly grease cookie sheets.
In a large bowl, cream together butter, cream cheese, and sugar until light and fluffy.
Beat in egg yolk and vanilla.
Stir in flour until well blended.
Drop dough by small spoonful's onto cookie sheet (I use a small scoop/disher).
Make an indentation in the center with your thumb (*See tip below).
Fill indent with preserves/jelly/jam of choice (I used 4 different fillings (1.5 dozen of each flavor): strawberry jam, peach preserves, apricot preserves and cherry preserves)
Bake for 14 minutes - bake 7 minutes rotate pans and switch shelves, bake 7 more minutes.
Cookies should be pale.

I use the end of a pestle dipped in powdered sugar to make the thumbprint and a small soft boiled egg spoon or a demitasse spoon to add the jelly.

(I'll get a better picture when I make up the trays)

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Oh, those are just beautiful, Peep!

Thank you so much!