Thursday, August 20, 2009

Day 20: Strawberry Cream Cheese Cookies

Yield: 21 sandwiches or 42 cookies
Time (Start to Finish): 2.5 hours (including chill time)

¼ cup butter
½ cup cream cheese
¾ cup sugar
½ lemon rind
1 egg
2 cups flour
¼ tsp baking soda
¼ tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla

4 oz cream cheese (1.2 cup)
1 Tbsp strawberry jam

1. Cream butter, cream cheese and sugar together until fluffy
2. Add vanilla, lemon and egg and mix well
3. Add flour, baking soda and salt and mix until forms a ball…I end with mixing with my hands
4. Roll into a log 2 inches around, wrap in foil and put in freezer for 30-45 min
5. Preheat oven to 350F
6. Take log out of freezer and slice ¼ inch cookies, turning log as you cut to keep them round and place 2 inches apart on cookie sheet
7. Bake for 10 min until beginning to brown and let cool completely
8. Mix soft cream cheese with jam until smooth
9. Take 2 cookies and spread a thin layer of the cream cheese in the center and sandwich them together! ( you can also sprinkle them with sugar before baking and just eat them like that)

Rating: 3.5 strawberries
Notes: Needs more frosting!! If you make these, double the frosting for sure! You might even want to add a little sugar on top anyways…these were made after a long day of work, and a sweet strawberry treat was just in order…watch out girls! These are trouble! Dunk in a glass of milk if that’s your thang.. Quote from Alley, "oh i want another one...but i just ate one..." (sigh)

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