AuthorE. Gluten
DifficultyBeginner
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Yields1 Serving
Prep Time50 minsCook Time10 minsTotal Time1 hr
 8 oz cream cheese
 ¾ cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter softened (not margarine)
 1 cup sugar
 2 tsp vanilla
 ¾ tsp xanthan gum
 ½ tsp baking soda
 1 cup finely chopped pecans
 Jam - any gluten free variety
1

Beat cream cheese and butter in a large bowl on medium speed until well blended. Add sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Blend in vanilla.

2

Gradually add the flour and baking soda. Mix well. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes. (This makes the dough easier to work with).

3

Preheat oven to 350°.

4

Roll dough into 1-inch balls. Place 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Indent centers with your thumb. Bake for 10 minutes, then remove from oven. Fill each cookie with 1/2 - 1 tsp. jam. Bake 10 more minutes or until golden brown.

Variations:
5

Instead of using jam, try Hershey kisses, caramel, or peanut butter. You could also use the cookie dough as a base for turtle cookies (caramel, pecans, and chocolate drizzled on top), or as a base for a cream pie.

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Ingredients

 8 oz cream cheese
 ¾ cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter softened (not margarine)
 1 cup sugar
 2 tsp vanilla
 ¾ tsp xanthan gum
 ½ tsp baking soda
 1 cup finely chopped pecans
 Jam - any gluten free variety

Directions

1

Beat cream cheese and butter in a large bowl on medium speed until well blended. Add sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Blend in vanilla.

2

Gradually add the flour and baking soda. Mix well. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes. (This makes the dough easier to work with).

3

Preheat oven to 350°.

4

Roll dough into 1-inch balls. Place 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Indent centers with your thumb. Bake for 10 minutes, then remove from oven. Fill each cookie with 1/2 - 1 tsp. jam. Bake 10 more minutes or until golden brown.

Variations:
5

Instead of using jam, try Hershey kisses, caramel, or peanut butter. You could also use the cookie dough as a base for turtle cookies (caramel, pecans, and chocolate drizzled on top), or as a base for a cream pie.

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