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“I got this recipe from The Better Homes and Gardens Christmas Cookies Magazine. They are delightful. You can use any type of jam, I use raspberry or strawberry. To store, put cookies between wax paper in an airtight container, cover. Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or freeze 3 months.”
3hrs 30mins
36 cookies

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine butter and cream cheese in a large bowl. Beat until light and fluffy. Gradually add flour, beating on low speed until combined.
  2. Gather mixture into a ball and divide in half. Cover and chill for 1 to 2 hours or until dough is easy to handle.
  3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper or nonstick foil; set aside.
  4. On a lightly floured surface, roll out one of the dough portions to a 1/8 inch thickness.
  5. Using a round 3 to 3 1/2 inch cookie cutter, cut out dough. place about 1 teaspoon of the jam in the center of each round.
  6. Moisten edges of dough with water. Fold the dough in half to enclose the jam; press edges together with the tines of a fork to seal.
  7. Place the empanaditas 1 inch apart on the prepared cookie sheet, Bake in oven for 12-14 minutes or until golden brown.
  8. In a small bowl, combine sugar and cinnamon. While cookies are warm, carefully roll them in cinnamon-sugar.Place on a wire rack; let cool. Repeat with remaining dough portion, remaining jam, and remaining cinnamon-sugar.

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