Holiday Treasures

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READY IN: 2hrs 45mins
Recipe by FLUFFSTER

These are just beautiful! They have pleats and folds just like as if they were made from cloth! Inside, you would find a "treasure" made from the cream cheese and either cranberries or raisins, nuts, or etc. They are a little work, but oh-so-worth it!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine 1 cup flour, sugar, orange peel, undissolved yeast, salt and mace.
  2. Heat milk, water and butter until very warm (120o to 130oF).
  3. Gradually add to flour mixture and beat 2 minutes at medium speed of electric mixer, scraping bowl occasionally.
  4. Add eggs, egg yolk, and 1 cup flour; beat 2 minutes at high speed.
  5. Stir in enough remaining flour to make a soft dough.
  6. Knead on lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic, about 8 to 10 minutes.
  7. Cover; let rest 10 minutes.
  8. Divide dough into 16 equal portions and roll each to 6-inch circle.
  9. Place an equal amount of Cranberry Filling in the center of each circle.
  10. Bring dough up around filling and pleat; pinch dough firmly just above the filling to seal.
  11. Place rolls, 2 inches apart, on greased baking sheets.
  12. Cover; let rise in warm, draft-free place until doubled in size, about 45 minutes.
  13. Uncover rolls. Pinch again, just above filling, to seal.
  14. Lightly beat reserved egg white; brush on rolls.
  15. Bake at 350oF for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden.
  16. Remove from sheets; cool on wire racks.
  17. Tie each with a narrow ribbon.
  18. Cranberry Filling:.
  19. In a medium bowl, combine softened cream cheese, sugar, eggs, and vanilla.
  20. Beat with electric mixer until smooth.
  21. Stir in dried cranberries.

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