I had some mixed fruit (the one used for tutti frutti ice cream) left over from another baking experiment and I wanted to try the cream cheese cookies. They turned out quite well and taste great right out of the oven.
2 & 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup butter. I used salted butter.
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 & 1/4 cups granulated sugar or 1 cup Splenda and sugar blend.
2 large eggs
1 & 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 & 1/2 cups mixed fruit
Brown sugar to top
Line the baking sheet with parchment paper. Preheat over to 350. In a bowl mix flour and baking powder and set aside. Beat the butter, cream cheese and sugar until fluffy. Add one egg at a time and mix well each time. Gradually add flour mixture. i use my half cup measure and add it one by one. Take out the dough and add mixed fruit. Combine well. Form round shaped ball and flatten them a little to form a disk shape. Top with some brown sugar.
Put it on the baking sheet and bake for up to 15 minutes.
Recipe inspired by “Bake or Break”