Back to Readers' Favorite Recipes Cream Cheese and Jelly Cookies


3/4 cup margarine, softened
1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
2 1/2 teaspoons Equal® for Recipes or
8 packets Equal® sweetener or
1/3 cup Equal® Spoonful
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup black cherry or seedless raspberry spreadable fruit


Beat margarine, cream cheese and Equal® in medium bowl until fluffy; mix in flour and salt to form a soft dough.

Cover and refrigerate until dough is firm, about 3 hours.

Roll dough on lightly floured surface into circle 1/8 thick; cut into rounds with 3-inch cutter.

Place rounded 1/4 teaspoon spreadable fruit in center of each round; fold rounds in halves and crimp edges firmly with tines of fork. Pierce tops of cookies with tip of sharp knife.

Bake cookies on greased cookie sheets in preheated 350 degree F oven until lightly browned, about 10 minutes. Cool on wire racks.

Nutritional Information

Serving size: 1 cookie
Yield: 36 cookies
Exchanges: 1/2 Bread, 1 Fat
Nutrition: 80 Calories, 1 g Protein, 7 g Carbohydrate, 5 g Fat

Equal® Sweetener and NutraSweet® brand sweetener are registered trademarks of The Nutraweet Company. Recipe used with permission.

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