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Cream Cheese Thumbprint Cookies

Yield about 7 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 (3-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • Strawberry jam
  • Powdered sugar (optional)

How to Make It

  1. Combine butter and cream cheese in a large mixing bowl, beating until light and fluffy. Add flour, 2 tablespoons sugar, and baking powder, stirring until well blended.

  2. Roll dough to 1/4-inch thickness on a lightly floured surface. Cut with a 1 1/2-inch fluted or round cutter. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Press center of each cookie slightly with thumb. Fill center of each cookie with 1/4 teaspoon jam.

  3. Bake at 350° for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from cookie sheets, and place on wire racks to cool. Sift powdered sugar over tops of cookies, if desired.

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