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Saturday, April 16, 2011

Cream Cheese Cookies

A cream cheese cookie recipe that does not involve a box of cake mix:

Cream Cheese Cookies

Ingredients:
* 3/4 cup butter
* 1 package (3 oz) cream cheese, softened
* 3/4 cup sugar
* 1 tablespoon finely shredded lemon peel
* 2 tablespoon lemon juice
* 1 teaspoon vanilla
* 2 cups flour
* 1/4 cup finely chopped pecans
* 1/4 cup graham cracker crumbs, finely crushed
Preparation:
Beat butter and cream cheese, Add sugar, lemon peel, lemon juice, and
vanilla. Beat in Flour. Divide dough into two portions. Cover and chill for
30 minutes.


Shape each portion of dough into 8-inch long roll. Combine chopped nuts and
graham cracker crumbs on a large piece of waxed paper. Roll the 2 dough rolls
in this mixture, coating well. Wrap each roll in waxed paper chill for at least
2 hours.


Cut dough into 1/4 in slices. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.
Bake at 375° 8 to 10 minutes. Cool on racks. Makes about 5 dozen cheesecake
cookies.

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