Cream Cheese Dainties

1/2 cup butter, softened
3 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 teaspoon sugar
1 cup flour
1 cup preserves, any flavor
nuts of choice, optional

Preheat oven to 375 F. Mix well first 4 ingredients. Divide dough in half and chill 1 hour. On lightly floured surface, roll out 1/8 inch thick. Use a 2 inch diameter round cookie cutter to cut 3 dozen bases. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Put 1/4 teaspoon preserves in center of each base and sprinkle with nuts. Use a 1 inch diameter round cookie cutter to cut out tops from remaining dough, rerolling scraps as necessary. Place a 1 inch top over the preserves on each 2 inch base. Bake 8-10 minutes. Store in sealed container.

Note: Favorite recipe of Evelyn Garchow, 1904-2003. Serve these cookies with Christmas Tea and reflect fondly on all the wonderful things our grandmothers have done for us...baking cookies not the least!

Servings: 36

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