This time, however, I used a dairy dough, with cream cheese in it, in honor of Shavuot, where there is a custom to eat dairy foods. I rarely bake anything that is dairy, my kitchen is just not equipped for it. I only have one dairy cookie sheet and one dairy mixing bowl and no dairy measuring cups, so baking dairy cakes and cookies is always an adventure. And this time was no exception. And yet, shockingly, these came out very good.
Here's what we did:
2 and 1/2 cups flour
1 eight oz package of cream cheese
1 and 1/4 cups margarine
3 tablespoons sugar
Mix all of the above until a dough is formed. If you have a mixer that you use for dairy ingredients, go for it. If you're like me, mix all the ingredients together in a bowl, using a large spoon and all the muscles in your arms. When it becomes too difficult to use the spoon, move the dough onto a floured counter top and knead it until it is smooth. It's not a sticky dough so it shouldn't make too much of a mess on your counter. Whew!
Shape the dough into a ball, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for about an hour, or until the kids go down for a nap. Either one.
I thought these were really good but the real test will come tomorrow morning when the kids wake up and taste test them. We'll have to wait and see if they're lunchbox worthy.