Golden Nut Filled Cookies Recipe

Golden Nut Filled Cookies Recipe
Ingredients:

Cream Cheese Butter Cookies:
- 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour, sifted
- ½ tsp. salt (omit if using salted butter)
- ½ tsp. ground cinnamon
- ¾ cup unsalted butter
- 3 oz. cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- Grated rind of 1 orange

Walnut Filling:
- 1 ½ cups ground walnuts
- 1 cup confectioners sugar
- 2 Tbsp. butter, softened
- 2 Tbsp. strong coffee

Peanut Butter Filling
- 1 ½ cups peanut butter
- 3 Tbsp. light corn syrup
- 4 tsp. heavy cream
- 2 Tbsp. softened butter
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1 lb. confectioners sugar

Instructions:

Cream Cheese Butter Cookies:

1. Sift together flour, salt and cinnamon-set aside.

2. Cream butter and cream cheese together. Gradually add sugar and mix well. Beat in egg, vanilla, and orange rind, then slowly the flour mixture.

3. Chill dough well-overnight or longer and chill scraps in the freezer before re-rolling.

4. Press a ball of dough into the nut mold (the point of a knife helps to start them out.) No drying is needed before baking.

5. Bake 10-12 minutes at 350 degrees F. Alternate flavors- almond, pecan, orange, etc.

For filling:

Mix together well. Roll or scoop into a ball and squash between two baked nut cookie halfs untill it overflows between then.

Recipe is courtesy of House on the Hill - www.houseonthehill.com

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