I love making homemade cookies. Each year, usually around Christmas, Thanksgiving or holidays (or anytime), I break out a batch of cookies & every now and again, I hit on a favorite. THIS particular cookie has been a real favorite of the ones that I’ve made for my own family & relatives alike.
I call it my Sweet Cream Cookie because although the originally recipe says that it’s “Stawberries & Cream”, I have used so many different varieties of fruit fillings to fill the center with.
I’ve done these cookies with guava, blackberry, strawberry, apricot, blueberry, and lime. They’re absolutely delicious with whatever fruit flavored filling, you fill them with.
Where did I get the original recipe? From this Cookie Magazine here:
It was one of those $9.99 magazines that you see at the checkout counter that actually looks different from the rest, and I don’t mean in just the content.
It’s the quality of the cover & the quality of the image of the recipe. And if you’re used to cooking & baking, then you can sometimes just look at the cover image that’s on the magazine & know that the recipes that are inside are going to be GREAT. Then, you’ll usually look down to check the price of said cover and it’s, oh, $9.99 or $10.99….and in this case, totally worth it!
I have been making cookie recipes out of this magazine for almost ten years (since 2009)! And, I love them every time. There are old favorites that are tried and true to my repertoire and this is one of them.
You start this cookie, just like you would any rich & buttery cookie, with butter and cream cheese. And then it all goes uphill from there!
My dad asked me to make this cookie the other day, so I wanted to start out with a new variety of flavors. First I went with the recipe original,
which is strawberry, and then I added the apricot jelly to it, and last but not least, I got lucky at the new LIDL’s by us and found this nice blueberry jelly.
You don’t often see blueberry jellies or jams sold in stores. I don’t ever have a problem finding strawberry, blackberry, grape or apricot, but when I can find something like peach or blueberry, I grab it!
I made a single batch of this recipe (which yields about 5 dozen cookies–that’s if you don’t eat the batter along the way, lol!)
I grabbed my cookie containers for $1/each from the Dollar Tree (and that includes the top and the bottom of the container), and I made one to send to a friend & one to my dad.
They were absolutely delicious!