Cream Cheese Cutout Cookies Recipe

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Cream Cheese Cutout Cookies

Ann Siejka

By
@asiejka

My family absolutely loves this recipe. Baking them is becoming a family Christmas tradition.


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Serves:

90 cookies

Prep:

2 Hr

Cook:

30 Min

Ingredients

1 c
butter
8 oz
cream cheese, softened
1 1/2 c
sugar
1 large
egg
1 tsp
vanilla
1/2 tsp
almond extract ( we use lemon or strawberry)
3 1/2 c
all-purpose flour
1 tsp
baking powder
2 c
sifted powdered sugar
2 Tbsp
softened butter
1/4 tsp
almond extract (once again we use lemon or strawberry)
4-5 tsp
milk

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In large mixer bowl combine butter and cream cheese.
2
Beat until well combined.
3
Add sugar; beat until fluffy.
4
Add egg, vanilla and extract; beat well.
5
In medium bowl stir together flour and baking powder.
6
Add flour mixture to cream cheese mixture; beat until mixed well.
7
Divide dough in half. Cover and chill in refrigerator about 1 1/2 hours or until dough is easy to handle.
8
On lightly floured surface roll dough to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut with desired cookie cutters.
9
Place on un-greased cookie sheets. Bake in 375 degree oven for 8 to 10 minutes or until done.
10
Remove to wire racks; cool. Pipe or spread frosting on cooled cookies.
11
For frosting: In small mixer bowl beat 2 cups sifted powdered sugar, 2 tablespoons of softened butter and 1/4 teaspoon of extract until smooth. Beat in enough milk (4 to 5 teaspoons) until frosting is of piping consistency. For spreadable frosting, add a little more milk. Garnish as desired

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
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