Friday, April 17, 2009

Cream Cheese and Jelly Cookies

3/4 cup margarine, softened
1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
2 1/2 teaspoons Equal® for Recipes or 8 packets Equal® sweetener or 1/3 cup Equal®Spoonful
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup black cherry or seedless raspberry spreadable fruit

Beat margarine, cream cheese and Equal® in medium bowl until fluffy; mix in flourand salt to form a soft dough.Cover and refrigerate until dough is firm, about 3 hours.Roll dough on lightly floured surface into circle 1/8 thick; cut into rounds with 3-inchcutter.Place rounded 1/4 teaspoon spreadable fruit in center of each round; fold rounds in halvesand crimp edges firmly with tines of fork. Pierce tops of cookies with tip of sharp knife.Bake cookies on greased cookie sheets in preheated 350 degree F oven until lightlybrowned,about 10 minutes. Cool on wire racks.
Makes about 3 dozen

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