Whip up a batch of these Cranberry-Cream Cheese Cookies this Thanksgiving and really wow them. These Cranberry-Cream Cheese Cookies include dried cranberries and apricot preserves, a perfect autumn treat.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 18 servings
1-1/4 cups flour
1/4 tsp. baking soda
4 oz. (1/2 of 8-oz. pkg.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
6 Tbsp. butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup dried cranberries, finely chopped
1/2 cup apricot preserves, divided
1/4 cup finely chopped PLANTERS Pecans, divided
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Let's Make It
Combine flour and baking soda. Beat cream cheese, butter, sugar and vanilla in large bowl with mixer until blended. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Refrigerate 30 min.
Meanwhile, place cranberries in small bowl; add enough boiling water to cover. Let stand 10 min. or until cranberries are softened; drain.
Divide dough in half. Place 1 half between 2 lightly floured sheets of waxed paper; roll into 9-inch square. Repeat with remaining dough to make second square.
Remove top sheet of waxed paper from 1 dough square. Spread half the preserves over dough to within 1/2 inch of edges. Top evenly with half each of the cranberries and nuts. Roll up, starting at one side of dough and using bottom sheet of waxed paper to help roll dough up. Wrap in plastic wrap. Repeat with remaining ingredients. Freeze logs 2 hours.
Heat oven to 350°F. Unwrap logs. Cut each log into 18 slices. Place, 2 inches apart, on parchment-covered baking sheets.
Bake 12 to 14 min. or until edges are golden brown. Cool 1 min. on baking sheets. Remove to wire racks; cool completely.
Prepare cookie dough and shape into logs as directed. Freeze logs up to 3 days. When ready to bake, slice then bake as directed. No need to thaw first.
How to Cut the Cookie Dough Logs into Even Slices
Cut each log of dough into 3 pieces; cut each piece in half, then cut each half into thirds. (You should have 18 slices.) Repeat with remaining log of dough.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g
Saturated Fat 3.5g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 26g
Dietary Fibers 0g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
18 servings, 2 cookies each
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.