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Cream cheese whole wheat cookies with Prune Jam

Cream cheese biscuits

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These are cream cheese cookies with wheat flour makes it healthier. These are bit softer in the center and crispier on the edges. The jam filling makes it a perfect treat, I used prune jam in this cookies but you can use any flavour of jam.

Yields: 18-20 cookies
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Baking time: 15-20 minutes

Ingredients: 

  • Low fat cream cheese-100gms
  • Olive oil spread/butter-4-5tbsp
  • Honey/brown sugar-1/2cup
  • Wheat flour-1cup
  • Corn starch-3-4tbsp
  • Vanilla extract-1tbsp
  • Baking powder-1/2tsp

Prune jam:

  • Pitted prunes-150-200gms
  • Honey-4tbsp
  • Water-just enough to cover prunes
  • Lime juice-2tsp

Procedure:

  • Pre-heat the oven at 170deg, line and grease the baking tray and set aside.
  • Cream together olive butter, honey, cream cheese until well mixed. Add in vanilla flavour mix well
  • Combine wheat flour, corn starch, salt in other bowl.
  • Gradually sift in flour to the cream cheese-butter mixture and stir until blended well.
  • Chill the dough for 30minutes.

Meanwhile prepare the jam:

  • Soak prunes for 2hours, rinse and then place into a saucepan.
  • Add water and honey/brown sugar to the pan, bring to the boil then reduce heat and simmer until the prunes have completely softened (about 15-20minutes).
  • Stir every so often to ensure they do not stick to the pan.
  • Once the prunes are soft and most of the water has been absorbed remove from the heat.
  • Cool a bit and smooth by pureeing it/ just mash it using the fork but might be bit chunkier in texture.

For cookies:

  • Remove the cookie dough from the refrigerator and place dough in a piping bag fitted with star tip, squeezing the dough toward the tip of the bag to eliminate air pockets
  • Hold the bag perpendicular to a baking sheet, aiming the tip where you want the center of the cookie to be. Squeezing firmly on the bag’s end, pipe the cookies by guiding the bag in a counterclockwise spiral out from the cookie’s center.
  • With the end of a wooden spoon, make an indentation about 1/2inch wide and 1/2inch deep in the center of each spiral, dip the spoon handle in flour if it sticks to the cookie dough.
  • Place a teaspoon of jam into each cookie indentation to fully fill, don’t overfill or the jam wil run out onto cookie.
  • Bake cookies until the edges are golden brown, about 15-20minutes.
  • Let the cookies sit on the baking sheet for 5minutes before removing to a rack to cool.

Note:

  • Using wheat flour makes the cookies bit softer but the tastes delicious.
  • Can use readymade jam of any flavour/any homemade jam as the filling.
  • Instead of piping can go for the easier way – just makes balls, make an indent in cookies-fill jam and bake
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About Chitra Jagadish

My passion is Cooking & love exploring healthy recipes. This blog is all about sharing 'Recipes for Healthy living', which are my experiments at home.

Posted on September 7, 2014, in Dessert, Indian, International, Kids recipes, Starters. Bookmark the permalink. 41 Comments.

  1. Wow 🙂 absolute awesome combination! they look so yumm!

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  2. These look so delicious and so professional. Thank you for posting the directions for making them without a piping bag. I think I have one somewhere, but it’s a bit flimsy.

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  3. Prune sounds very interesting 🙂

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  4. Oh, they look amazing Chitra, delicious 🙂

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  5. These look delicious! And I love prune jam!

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  6. vegantarian lifestyle

    they look sooo good!
    best, Lou

    http://vegantarianlifesytle.com

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  7. Reblogged this on Chef Ceaser.

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  8. Whoa! These look amazing! 🙂

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  9. Chitra, these are beautiful cookies! I am sure they taste just as good!

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  10. These look fantastic!!!

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  11. Beautifully presented Chitra! The DOF, and lighting are lovely. The cookies look delicious.

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  12. yuumy Chitra!!! Prunes is very good for health 🙂

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  13. Gorgeous cookies Chitra! Love the jam filling, makes me wanna be a kid again 😀

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  14. Like the idea of piping the cookie batter……. they look awesome…..

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  15. These cookies look perfect!! I love the fact that you used whole wheat flour, I try to use it, when possible. Wonderful recipe!

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