Cream Cheese Dainties

cream cheese dainties (640x424)Another one of my Christmas cookies. The cream cheese makes a very delicate cookie with a hint of almond flavor and I love the green and red candied cherries – looks wonderful on your cookie tray.

Cream Cheese Dainties

1/2 cup butter

1 3-ounce package cream cheese (softened)

1/2 cup sugar

1/4 teaspoon almond extract

1 cup sifted all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 cups crushed rice cereal, coarsely crushsed

Red and green candied cherries

1. Cream together butter, cream cheese, sugar and almond extract until light.

2. Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt; stir into butter mixture just until combined. Chill 1 to 2 hours.

3. Shape into balls; roll in cereal and place on ungreased cookie sheet (or parchment paper lined sheet). Top each with a cherry.

4. Bake in 350 degree oven for 10 – 12 minutes . Cool on rack. Makes 4 dozen.

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