So we are stepping up the effort just a tiny bit, but I really want you to make these cookies!
These were my Dad’s favorite thing for me to make him! He loved them with apricots inside!
And I had one of my favorite people in the kitchen with me, my sister (well in law, but that hardly matters!) Judy. I like being with her.
Basically, you are making a very versatile, very forgiving (as in you can’t mess these up) dough. It’s not sweet! The filling brings in the sweetness and you can do whatever your heart (or taste buds) desire.
The ingredients for the dough are simple:
Butter, cream cheese, a pinch of salt and flour.
Let the butter and cream cheese come to room temperature, softened that is and put them, along with the salt, into a mixing bowl.
(that’s Judy… isn’t she cute!)
Once you get that all mixed together, dump in the flour and mix just until it looks kind of crumbly. Then take your hands and gently