Softened butter cup
Softened cream cheese 3 ounces
Sugar 1 teaspoon
Flour 1 cup
Any flavour preserves 1 cup
Nuts as per you choice and taste (this is optional)
Method of Preparation:
Preheat oven to 375 F. Mix the first 4 ingredients namely softened butter, softened cream cheese, sugar, and flour well. Make two equal halves of the dough and chill them for 1 hour.
Sprinkle flour on any even surface and roll out 1/8 inch thick out of the dough. Cut around three dozen bases using a round cookie cutter with a 2 inch diameter. Keep all the cut cookies over an ungreased cookie sheet. Now add teaspoon of preserves in the centre of each base and sprinkle with nuts.
Now with the remaining dough cut out tops using a round cookie cutter with 1 inch diameter. You can re-roll the scrap dough and make tops or bases as the case may be. Place all these 1 inch tops over each 2 inch bases with preserves. And bake for 8-10 minutes. After cooking store them in a sealed container.
These cookies go well for serving with Christmas Tea and you can recreate the warmth and the fondness that out grandparents have showered on you.