This recipe starts out by making the dough, which needs to be made ahead of time so it has time to chill for at least 2 hours or overnight.
The dough calls for:
16 tablespoons (2 sticks) of unsalted butter, at room temperature
8 ounces (1 brick) of cream cheese, at room temperature
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups all-purpose flour
See what I mean about prep? Not only do you have to make the dough ahead of time but you have to get all the fats to room temperature first. This recipe is totally worth it, just make sure you have everything organized before you start, or it has the potential to take over you entire day.
Start by beating the butter and cream cheese together until light and fluffy then add in the flour and salt and mix at a lower speed until the flour just disappears. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and chill in the fridge (2 hours - 3 days).
|Dough, with bowls of jam, mini chocolate chips, cinnamon-sugar and chopped walnuts.|
|This was was mini, and adorable.|