“WoW! I received these cookies at a cookie exchange and fell in love them, a new twist on an old favorite. I listed the ingredients as dough 1st 5, filling next 6 and topping next 2. I included chill time along with the 20 minute cook time.”
READY IN:
4hrs 30mins
YIELD:
4 dozen
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Dough:.
  2. Place cream cheese and butter in the bowl of a food processor and process until smooth and creamy.
  3. Add 1/4 cup sugar and continue processing until fully incorporated.
  4. Add flour and pulse just until dough comes together.
  5. Divide dough into 2 equal pieces, wrap with plastic wrap, and refrigerate at least 2 hours.
  6. Filling:.
  7. In a medium bowl, mix together 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated and brown sugar, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, raisins, and walnuts; set aside.
  8. On a lightly floured surface, roll out 1 piece of dough into a rectangle about 1/8-inch thick.
  9. Spread a thin layer of preserves over dough; sprinkle with filling mixture.
  10. Roll dough into a log beginning with one of the long sides; wrap in plastic wrap. Transfer dough log baking sheet.
  11. Repeat process with remaining piece of dough.
  12. Place dough logs in refrigerator; let chill at least 1 hour.
  13. Preheat oven to 350°F; line baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  14. Topping:.
  15. Mix together 1 cup sugar 2 teaspoons cinnamon for the topping; set aside.
  16. Slice chilled dough logs crosswise, about 1/4 inch thick.
  17. Toss each cookie in the cinnamon-sugar mixture. Place cookies 3 inches apart on prepared baking sheets.
  18. Bake until lightly browned, 18 to 20 minutes.
  19. Cool on wire rack.

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