Cream Cheese Thumbprint Cookies

Portions:
24

Serving Size:
3 cookies

    Diet Types:
  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Diabetes
  • Dialysis
  • Lower Protein

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup strawberry jam
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 350º F.  Set butter and cream cheese out to soften.
  2. In a medium bowl combine flour, sugar and baking powder.
  3. In a large bowl combine butter, cream cheese and vanilla; beat until light and fluffy.
  4. Add dry ingredients to cream cheese mixture and blend well. Form dough into a ball, wrap and chill for 2 hours. 
  5. Roll dough to 1/4” thickness on lightly floured surface.
  6. Cut with 1-1/2-inch fluted or round cutter.
  7. Place 2” apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Press center of each cookie slightly with your thumb and fill center with 1/4 teaspoon jam.
  8. Bake for 10–12 minutes.
  9. Remove from cookie sheet and place on a wire rack to cool.
  10. Sift powdered sugar over top of cookie, if desired.

Helpful hints

  • Use any flavor of jam. Try orange marmalade or peach jam for Halloween cookies or strawberry or raspberry for Christmas or Valentine's Day cookies.
  • An alternative way to make these cookies: Roll chilled dough thin 1/8". Cut cookies with a 2" fluted cookie cutter. Cut a small hole in the middle of half the cookies. Sandwich the cookies together and fill the hole with jam before baking. Makes 24 cookies, serving size is 1 cookie instead of 3 smaller cookies.
  • After sifting with powdered sugar,moisten your finger with water and dab the jelly portion tomake it glossy again.
  • Store extra cookies in a covered container or freeze for later.

Nutrients per serving

Calories 162

Protein 2 g

Carbohydrates 15 g

Fat 11 g

Cholesterol 32 mg

Sodium 74 mg

Potassium 33 mg

Phosphorus 31 mg

Calcium 38 mg

Fiber 0.3 g

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1 starch
  • 2 fat

Carbohydrate choices

1

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