I had a neighbor and her name was Mrs. Wiggins. She had an incredibly positive outlook on life and was dedicated to her church. I admired her and was lucky to have known her. She passed along many recipes to me and taught me so much. These Cream Cheese Jam Cookies is one of my favorites. Actually, truth be told, I love all of them and eventually you will find them all on this site.
Cream Cheese Jam Cookies
- 1 cup jam, any kind more or less to taste
- 1 cup all-purpose flour -
- 1/2 cups butter, softened
- 1/3 cup sugar -
- 1/4 cup cream cheese, softened
- 1 tblsp vanilla extract -
- cooking spray
Combine butter, cream cheese, vanilla and sugar in a large bowl and beat until smooth. Add flour until totally incorporated. Make a log and wrap dough in parchment paper. Refrigerate for at least 6 hours, but ideally overnight. When ready to bake preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray. Set aside. Remove dough from fridge and discard parchment paper. Cut into 1/2 inch slices and place on baking sheet. Using 2 small spoons scoop approximately 1 teaspoon of jam onto the center of each cookie. Bake for 10-13 minutes or until golden. Allow to cool on cookie sheet for at least 5 minutes before placing on a wire rack to cool.