Empanadas – Cookies in Disguise

Cuban empanadas

Made with cream cheese and flavored with butter, these empanadas can be either baked or fried. Either guava paste or any tropical fruit preserve could be used as filling.

I preferred baking these mini Cuban cookies filled with either pineapple or mango preserve. They prove that truly delicious treats don’t need many fancy ingredients.

ingredients for empanadas

Unsalted butter, softened ½ cup or 1 stick
Cream cheese 3 oz.
All purpose flour 1 cup
Guava paste or fruit preserves ½ cup

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