Baking & Desserts

Empanadas

Ingredients

  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese
  • 1 cup sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup fruit preserves
  • ⅓ cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    DAY BEFORE:Cream butter and cream cheese together until smoothly blended. Beat in the flour.Shape dough into a smooth ball, wrap in foil or cling wrap, and refrigerate overnight or up to a week.

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  • Step 2

    AT BAKING TIME:Remove dough from refrigerator 30 minutes before using.Start heating oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  • Step 3

    Roll chilled dough thin. Cut with 3 or 4 inch round cookie cutter.Place small spoonful of jam in center of each round, moisten edges with water.

  • Step 4

    Fold round over and press edges together.Bake on ungreased cookie sheet 15 to 20 minutes.Immediately roll in sugar mixed with cinnamon (traditional) OR in confectioners’ sugar if preferred.

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