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Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies

Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies
  • Prep 45 min
  • Total 1 hr 45 min
  • Ingredients 9
  • Servings 72

Enjoy these rolled sugar cookies flavored with cream cheese – a delicious dessert! ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

1
cup sugar
1
cup butter, softened
1
pkg (3 oz) cream cheese, softened
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon almond extract
1/2
teaspoon vanilla
1
egg yolk
2
cups all-purpose flour
Colored sugar or decorator icing, if desired

Steps

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  • 1
    In large bowl, combine all ingredients except flour and colored sugar; beat until light and fluffy.
  • 2
    Add flour; mix well. Shape dough into 3 disks. Wrap dough in plastic wrap; refrigerate 1 hour for easier handling.
  • 3
    Heat oven to 375°F. On floured surface, roll out 1 disk of dough at a time to 1/8-inch thickness. (Keep remaining dough refrigerated.) Cut with lightly floured 2 1/2-inch round or desired shape cookie cutters. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Decorate with colored sugar.
  • 4
    Bake at 375°F. for 6 to 10 minutes or until light golden brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheets. If desired, frost and decorate plain cookies.
 

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Undecorated Cookie
Calories
50
Calories from Fat
25
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3g
5%
Saturated Fat
2g
10%
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Sodium
45mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
6g
2%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
3g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
More About This Recipe
  • Is it possible for sugar cookies to get any better? Yep, it is, thanks to this incredibly moist, soft sugar cookie recipe. The not-so-secret ingredient? Cream cheese! It adds just the right amount of richness, and combined with a bit of almond extract, gives these cookies a delicious taste your whole crowd will love. (Don’t have almond extract? You can easily take this out and replace it with vanilla extract instead!) Adding cream cheese to the dough will make it a bit stickier than other sugar cookie dough varieties, so make sure that your work surface is properly floured and that the dough has some time to chill before you start rolling it out and cutting. These cookies taste great on their own, but are also the perfect blank canvas for you to practice your cookie decorating skills! Sprinkle with colored sugar, or frost ‘em using our easy, fluffy sugar cookie frosting recipe.

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