Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies

Yummy and fun to decorate!

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup white sugar
  • 1 Cup butter, softened
  • 1 (3 oz) package cream cheese, softened
  • ½ Tsp salt
  • ½ Tsp almond extract
  • ½ Tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 Egg yolk
  • 2 ¼ Cups all-purpose flour

Cooking Directions

1. In a large bowl, combine the sugar, butter, cream cheese, salt, almond and vanilla extracts, and egg yolk. Beat until smooth. Stir in flour until well blended. Chill the dough for 8 hours, or overnight.

2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

3. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough 1/3 at a time to 1/8 inch thickness, refrigerating remaining dough until ready to use. Cut into desired shapes with lightly floured cookie cutters. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Leave cookies plain for frosting, or brush with slightly beaten egg white and sprinkle with candy sprinkles or colored sugar.

4. Bake for 7 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until light and golden brown. Cool cookies completely before frosting.

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