Dessert Empanadas with Cinnamon Sugar

Dessert Empanadas with Cinnamon Sugar Recipe Everything you ever wanted to know about empanadas or turnovers.


1⁄2 cup butter, softened
1 package (3 oz) cream cheese, softened
1 cup all-purpose flour, sifted
1 cup fruit preserves, or filling of choice
1⁄3 cup white sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon


  1. Cream butter and cream cheese together until smoothly blended. Beat in flour. Shape dough into a smooth ball, wrap in foil or plastic wrap, and refrigerate overnight.
  2. Remove dough from the refrigerator 30 minutes before using. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. In a bowl, combine sugar and cinnamon and set aside.
  3. Thinly roll out chilled dough, using flour as needed to prevent sticking. Cut out circles with a 3 or 4 inch round cookie cutter. Place a small spoonful of filling in center of each round, moisten edges with water, fold in half, and press edges together to seal. Place on prepared cookie sheets.
  4. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until lightly browned. Immediately roll empanadas in cinnamon sugar mixture.

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