These are my favorite cookies - a nice soft cream cheese dough, stuffed with a mix of sugar, cranberries, pecans, butter, and spices.
I put out a plate on Thanksgiving, and they all disappeared.
I guess I'll have to make another batch (or 4!) for Christmas.
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4 oz cream cheese
8 oz butter
1/4 c sugar
1 1/2 c flour
1/4 t salt
2/3 c sugar
1 c dried cranberries or raisins
1/3 c chopped toasted pecans or walnuts
8 oz butter
2 t cinnamon
1/2 t allspice
1/2 t nutmeg
1 egg, beaten with a little water
sugar for sprinkling
Beat the butter and cream cheese together. Mix in flour, then sugar and salt. Form into 6 balls, and flatten them into disks. Wrap in wax paper and refrigerate about 4 hours.
Mix together the filling ingredients - You can do it in a food processor, or by hand. If you mix by hand, you'll have to chop up the cranberries.
Roll out one dough disk into an 8 inch circle. Cut into 8 equal wedges. Add a teaspoon or 2 of filling to each one. Fold in the corners of the wide end of the wedge, and roll up.
Brush cookies with beaten egg, and sprinkle with sugar.
Bake on greased baking sheets for 16 minutes at 350.