Pastry Pillows Cookie Recipe
The pastry pillows cookie recipe uses your choice of preserves to make a scrumptious, delicate treat!
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 sticks (1 cup) salted butter, softened
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
Apricot, peach, raspberry, strawberry, or cherry preserves
1 beaten egg
1 tablespoon water
Step 1: In a large bowl, Beat butter and cream cheese with an electric mixer set on medium-high for 30 seconds.
Step 2: Add four and salt, beat on low speed until just combined.
Step 3: Divide dough in half. Cover and chill dough for 2-3 hours.
Step 4: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Step 5: On a lightly floured surface, roll out half the dough at a time until 1/8 inch thick. Cut dough into 2-inch squares. Place half of the squares on an ungreased cookie sheet. Place a 1/4 teaspoon of each preserves and almond paste in center of each square.
Step 6: In a small bowl combine beaten egg and 1 tablespoon water.
Step 7: Brush edges of squares on cookie sheet with egg mixture.
Step 8: Lightly press together edges, seal with fork tines.
Step 9: Brush the top of each cookie with egg wash, and then sprinkle with coarse sugar.
Step 10: Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Transfer cookies to cooling surface.
Makes 50 cookies.
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