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Ingredients

6 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/2 pound butter, softened
2 egg yolks
4 heaping tablespoons granulated sugar
1-3/4 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cans (12 ounces each) Solo pastry filling (any flavors, apricot and cherry work well)
Powdered sugar, to dust (optional)

Instructions

Blend cream cheese and butter together. Add egg yolks. Mix well. Add sugar. Then add flour, baking powder and salt. Mix well. Dough will be sticky. Form into 2 balls and wrap with wax paper.

Refrigerate at least 2 hours before rolling out to cut. Remove one dough ball at a time from refrigerator. Roll to 1/4-inch thick on floured surface.

Cut with round cookie cutter. Place on ungreased cookie sheets. Top with 3/4 to 1 teaspoon pastry filling on each round.

Bake at 375 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes. Dust with powdered sugar when cool, if desired.

Mary Verdick
East Moline




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  Today is Monday, Sept. 1, the 244th day of 2014. There are 121 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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