I can just see all of you know thinking, "cottage cheese? in cookies?"
Consider this idea -- cream cheese is sort of the same thing, only firmer and all in one block!
And so, keep an open mind and give these a try, I promise you'll be glad you did.
Cottage Cheese Sandwich Cookies
2 cup cottage cheese
3/4 cup oleo/butter (Crisco sticks)
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup thick preserves (flavor of your choice)
powdered sugar for "dusting"
Put cottage cheese through a sieve.
Cream oleo and cheese together.
Mix flour and salt together and add to creamed mixture a little at a time, mixing thoroughly.
Roll dough out (use a lightly floured surface) to 1/4 inch thick.
Cut into 2 inch rounds. Place half of the rounds on an ungreased cookie sheet at least 1/2 inch apart. Put 1/2 tsp of preserves in the center of each cookie. Cover with additional cookie rounds and seal the edges with your fingers or a fork.
Bake at 350 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes.
Remove to racks, sprinkle with powdered sugar while still warm.
Makes 4 dozen.
NOTE: these are even prettier if the top rounds have a smaller opening cut in the center to let the preserves show through. If you do them this way there will probably be enough dough to make a few extras.