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Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies

Course Cookies



  • 1 cup soft butter
  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder


  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons soft butter
  • 1/4 tsp almond extract
  • Milk to desired consistency


  • Blend butter and cream cheese. Add sugar and egg. Mix in remaining dry ingredients and blend into the creamed mixture. Chill for 1 hour. Roll out dough on floured surface until 1/4 inches thick (a must!) Cut with desired cookie cutter shape and bake at 375 for 8-10 minutes. Let cookies cool.
  • Mix all your frosting ingredients and add some food coloring if desired. For these apple cookies, I used Wilton's Leaf Green and Red Icing colors. Frost cookies when cool. Add any desired decorations. I used some red sanding sugar on the red frosting.


The key to making a good sugar cookie is to make sure that you cut the cookies thick enough and then don't over cook them!
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