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Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies

1
Russ Myers

By
@Beegee1947

A traditional sugar cookie with a mound of lush, fresh cream cheese icing is a tasteful delight fit for a queen.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
5 Dozen
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

4 c
flour
11 tsp
baking powder
1/4 tsp
salt
1/4 tsp
nutmeg
1/2 c
butter
1/2 c
shortening
1 pkg
(8 ounce) cream cheese
1 1/3 c
granulated sugar
1
egg
1/2 tsp
vanilla extract

DECORATE:

2
containers (15.6 ounce) funfetti frosting, vanilla frosting or homemade frosting
colored sugar
colored sugar nonpareils

How to Make Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies

Step-by-Step

  • 1Preheat oven to 375 degrees F

    Combine flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg; set aside.

    Cream together butter and shortening; add cream cheese and sugar beating until fluffy. Add egg and vanilla; beat well. Gradually beat in flour mixture.
  • 2Divide dough in half. Cover and chill 1 to 2 hours.

    On lightly floured surface, roll dough 1/8- inch thick. Cut with cookie cutters. Place on ungreased baking sheet.

    Bake for 7 to 9 minutes. Cool on wire rack. Frost as desired.
  • 3Note:
    Cookies can be baked ahead and frozen, then frosted at a later date.

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About Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies, Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Heirloom