Monday Manners: A Yummy Hostess Holiday Gift

I hope everyone had a great weekend!  Thanks so much for all the birthday wishes!!  The girls and I ended up being sick with colds through the weekend, and are still recovering.  Needless to say, we had a great time on Friday night, but on Saturday, my actual birthday, we hung around the house to rest up.  We hope to really celebrate when I’m feeling better.

On another note:  Don’t these Cream Cheese Cookies look delicious?  I grew up eating them throughout the Christmas season because my mom would make them for friends.  This year I thought I’d give them a try, so I could have some at my house too.  They were delicious, but still not the same.  It’s probably more of a mental thing!  Mama’s cooking is always better, right?

Here’s how to make them:


2 sticks margarine
1 3 oz. cream cheese (softened)
1 egg yolk
½ tsp. vanilla
1 cup sugar
2 ¾ cups plain flour
Cherries (I use the maraschino cherries from the jar.)
Bake 325 15 minutes.
Makes 60-80.
They do not brown. They’ll appear as though they’re not even cooked after 15 minutes, but let them sit for awhile, and then they won’t be so soft.
Mix all ingredients with spoon.
Cream butter and cream cheese.
Add sugar and egg yolk.
Add flour and vanilla.
Drain and slice cherries.
Pinch and roll in small balls. 
Press pecan half or cherry half (drain well) on ball and bake.
Simple as that, bake them, and then you’re done!  I gave half of these to my parents, but the other half stayed at our house.  They lasted three days, and I already want to make more!  Maybe this time I’ll make them for hostess gifts.  We’ll see…
Happy Monday!
Do y’all have any recipe you make, as a Christmas tradition?

7 thoughts on “Monday Manners: A Yummy Hostess Holiday Gift

  1. I just made these cookies to take to a family dinner tomorrow! They look so delicious! I did half with cherries and the other half, when they were done cooking, I stuck Hershey's kisses on top! I hope I don't eat them all before tomorrow! 😀 Thanks for sharing.

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