Cream Cheese Cookies

Cream Cheese Cookies photo


  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 oz cream cheese
  • 1 egg
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 ½ cups flour
  • your favorite jam or jelly


Preheat oven to 350F degrees.

Cream shortening until fluffy and gradually work in soft cream cheese and sugar. Be sure mixture is smooth. Beat in egg, vanilla and flour.

Hand roll into balls. Flatten the center of each cookie with the tip of your thumb, making a well in the middle. Fill this with jelly. I use red currant and mint jelly for Christmas colors.

Bake 10 to 15 or until lightly browned.