My girls ask for these cookies every year. I started making them when they were kids and I don't even use a recipe. My hands know what to do to make these Christmas delights. But for everyone else's sake, I decided to write a recipe down. These cookies are our family's favorite. Maybe they'll be yours too!
Merry Christmas! And have a blessed New Year!
Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies
1-cup white sugar
1-cup butter, softened
1-(3 oz.) package of cream cheese, softened
½-tsp almond extract or vanilla extract
2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
First cream the sugar, butter and cream cheese together in a mixer. Add extract, egg and then dry ingredients (salt and flour). Chill dough overnight for best results.
Roll out dough on a lightly-floured surface 1/3 at a time and use cookie cutters to cut out desired shapes. Place on cookie sheet. I use silicone sheets now, but if I didn't own silicone baking sheets, I would lay down parchment on my cookie sheets to bake these. Sure makes baking and cleanup a lot easier.
Bake for 9 minutes at 350 degrees.
Linda Kozar, is a successful author of over 16 books, speaker, and radio host of Chat Noir Mystery & Suspense and Network Coordinator for the Along Came A Writer Network on BlogTalk Radio. Founder, former president, and current board member of Writers On The Storm, The Woodlands, Texas Chapter of the American Christian Fiction Writers, she was the recipient of ACFW’s Mentor of the Year award 2007. She is currently a PR Director for the Christian Authors Network and is a member of Chi Libris, ACFW, RWA, AWSA, and CAN. Linda and her husband of 28 years, Michael live in The Woodlands, Texas and enjoy spending time with their two grown daughters, wonderful son-in-law and their spunky Jack Russell Terrier, Gypsy.
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