Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 10 mins

These are my favorite cookies. This is my Grandma's recipe

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 12 cups flour
  • 2 (12 ounce) cans pie filling (apricot is especially good)


  1. Cream butter, cream cheese, milk, with the yolk and sugar.
  2. Add flour.
  3. Mix well.
  4. Chill dough for 15-20 minute.
  5. Roll dough on a floured board, or cloth.
  6. Cut with a round or square cutter. (the top of a glass or cup works fine, flour the rim of the glass/cup first).
  7. Place a tablespoon of pie filling in the center, of the pastry and pinch two sides together.
  8. Bake at 400 for 10-14.
  9. After cookies cool sprinkle with powdered sugar.
Most Helpful

Like the previous reviewer I, too, had to add quite a bit of extra flour to make the dough firm enough to roll out. Perhaps because of the extra flour, I thought the cookie part was rather dry and doughy. I shared them with my husband and with a neighbor. They both agreed with my assessment of the dough, but they did think the cookies were good overall.

Oh!Susannah February 17, 2009

I love these cookies. My grandfather used to make them, unfortunately he passed away without leaving us a written recipe, so I was glad to find one here. However, I found the flour wasn't quite enough - I needed to add almost 2 more cups to make the dough easily rollable without sticking to the table. Otherwise, they were delicious, and very easy to make. Thank you for sharing!

BasBleu January 02, 2007