4-in-1 Cookie Dough

This wonderful cookie dough recipe is a joy to make;  it’s easy, versatile and can make delicious cookies…4 different cookies!  You can make Pinwheel cookies, thumbprint cookies, sugar cookie cut-outs and pecan bars using this dough. I tried only two of the recipes using this dough: thumbprint and pinwheel cookies but I’m posting all four in 2 separate posts.  (Excuse me for posting this recipe late but I just couldn’t find the time to post this earlier this month).

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Use your favorite preserves for the filling…I use blackberry jam; Nutella, peanut butter, coconut jam and chocolate works too!

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For a better-looking thumbprint cookies, chill the dough first for 30 minutes..I obviously did not do that ( missed it; got bad eyes).

Merry Christmas!!

4-in-1 Cookie Dough
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Recipe type: Dessert, Baking, Cookies
Serves: 3-5 dozen cookies
 
Making this cookie dough ahead of time makes baking cookies even more easy and quick.
Ingredients
  • 2 teaspoon vanila extract
  • 2¼ cups flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 quantity 4-in-1 cookie dough
  • 1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
  • fruit preserves of your choice
Instructions
  1. BEAT cream cheese, butter granulated sugar and vanilla extract in a large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well-blended. Add flour and baking soda; mix well. Cover.
  2. Proceed to the variation of your choice.
  3. ADD about 1 cup finely chopped pecans to the dough. Refrigerate for half an hour.
  4. PREHEAT oven to 350F degrees. Shape dough into 1-inch balls.
  5. Place on ungreased baking sheets; indent centers using your thumb or back of measuring teaspoon.
  6. Bake 10 minutes, take it out of oven and fill each cookie center with about 1 teaspoon f your favorite preserves.
  7. Continue baking for 8-10 minutes more or until golden brown. Enjoy!
  8. Makes about 3½ dozen cookies
  9. PReHEAT oven to 350F degrees. Roll dough into ⅛-inch thickness on lightly floured surface. Cut into assorted shapes using 3-inch cookie cutters. Place on ungreased cookie sheets
  10. BAKE 10-12 minutes or until edges begin to brown.
  11. Transfer cookies to wire rack; immediately press about1/2 teaspoon crushed candies into each hot cookies.
  12. Cool completely on rack.

 

Happy Holidays!! :D GOD Bless!

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