Holiday Sugar Cookies

Photo by ellen h.

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Ingredients

  • 1

    cup butter, softened

  • 3

    oz cream cheese, softened

  • 1

    cup granulated sugar

  • 1

    egg yolk

  • 1/2

    tsp vanilla extract

  • 1/4

    tsp almond extract

  • 2 1/4

    cups all purpose flour

  • 1/2

    tsp salt

  • 1/4

    tsp baking soda

  • Coarse or Colored Sugar for decoration

Directions

1. In a electric mixer,cream butter, cream cheese and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg yolk and extracts. Combine flour, salt and baking soda;gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 3 hours or until easy to handle 2.Roll dough out between lightly floured parchment sheets to 1/8' thick. Cut with a 2 1/2 inch floured holiday cookie cutters. Place 1 inch apart on parchment lined cookie sheets. 3. Bake at 375 for 8-10minutes or until edges begin to brown. Cool for 2 minutes on pans, transfer to wire rack. Decorate as desired 4. Place in airtight containers between layers of waxed paper

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