Folded Fruit Cookies
A delicious folded fruit cookie. Use your favorite pastry filling to create the perfect cookie!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time17 mins
- 8 oz package cream cheese
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 egg
- 1/4 tsp allspice
- 1 and 2/3 cup all purpose flour
- 1 can fruit pastry filling
To begin, whip together everything except the flour until well blended and creamy. This takes about 3 to 5 minutes in the mixer with a wire whisk.
Changing to a paddle attachment, add the flour one half cup at a time until dough comes together into a ball.
Turn it out onto a flat surface and knead a few times, adding flour until you have a smooth ball that doesn’t stick to your hands.
Refrigerate the dough for at least one hour.
When chilled, roll dough to about 1/8″ thickness and cut out about 2 1/2 to 3 inch circles. A cookie cutter is nice, but you can use an appropriate sized glass in a pinch. :-)
Place dough circles on a cookie sheet and spoon a scant teaspoon of fruit pastry filling into the center of each.
Fold two sides of circle to center, securing with a drop or two of water. (I do a little pinch to make the join more secure).
After baking 10 – 12 minutes in a 375 degree (F) oven, dust liberally with powdered sugar.