Strawberry Cream Cheese Pastries

recipe from Diethood

Being in college for a week and not having enough time to bake anything was really killing my vibe. So, I decided to look up recipes on Pinterest and make something cause I was dying!
This recipe by Diethood caught my eye because it looked pretty and it sounded delicious. I mean, who could pass up a strawberry cream cheese pastry??
The recipe looked a little difficult, but it was actually super easy! It just takes a little time, but it is so worth it. There have been only positive reviews so far, so that's a good sign!

So without further ado, here is the recipe!
(recipe from diethood)

Strawberry Cream Cheese Pastries
makes: 20-24 cookies

Ingredients
For the Pastries
  • 1 package (8-ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 sticks (16 tablespoons or 226 grams) butter, softened
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • powdered sugar for dusting
  • ½ teaspoon salt
For the Filling
  • 1 package (8-ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup powdered sugar, or to taste (if you prefer it sweeter, add more)
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • strawberry jam
Instructions
  1. Beat cream cheese and butter until fluffy.
  2. Add flour and salt. Continue to mix until thoroughly combined.
  3. Lightly dust work area with powdered sugar.
  4. Transfer dough to work area and shape into a ball.
  5. Divide it into 4 rounds; flatten each round and cover each pastry dough with plastic wrap.
  6. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  7. In the meantime, prepare the filling by combining cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla in your mixer's bowl.
  8. Beat until creamy and smooth. Set aside.
  9. Dust work area with flour.
  10. Remove dough from fridge and let rest for 5 minutes.
  11. Roll out each ball of dough to a ¼-inch thickness.
  12. Cut into 3x3 squares.
  13. Fill the center of each square with ½-teaspoon cream cheese mixture and ½ teaspoon strawberry jam. For a prettier presentation, using a pastry bag, you can pipe the fillings, one on top of the other.
  14. Overlap opposite corners of dough to the center and over the filling. Pinch seams together.
  15. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  16. Preheat oven to 375.
  17. Bake 10 to 11 minutes, or until edges are browned.
  18. Cool completely.
  19. Serve.

Read more about the recipe and tips here!

Seriously this stuff tastes SO GOOD. Oh my word. My roommates loved them, all the guys I gave them to loved them....everyone loved them! So good.

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