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  • 2 pkg. yeast
  • 1/4 c. warm water
  • 1 Tblsp. sugar
  • 2 c. milk
  • 1/2 c. sugar
  • 1/2 c. shortening + 1 Tblsp. butter
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 2 egg yolks (3 or 4 may be used)
  • 6 to 6 1/2 c. flour

Cream cheese filling

Mix well together:

  • 2 — 8 oz. packages of cream cheese
  • 1 Tblsp. of vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1 c. sugar

Heat milk, add shortening and butter to dissolve. Let cool to lukewarm. In a large bowl, mix yeast, water and 1 Tblsp. sugar. Let set.

Add salt, egg yolks and 1/2 cup sugar to milk mixture and mix well. Add yeast mixture. Add flour a little at a time.

Work dough until glossy. Brush with margarine or butter. Cover and let rise until double (about 1 hour).

Cut off small pieces with a spoon and shape into round balls. The dough can also be rolled out like you would for biscuits and cut with a biscuit cutter.

Place rounds of dough on a greased baking sheet. Butter each well. Make an indentation with fingers in each round and fill with filling of your choice.

Bake at 425 degrees F. for 15-20 minutes. Brush with margarine or butter after baking.