Cream Cheese Cutout Cookies

Cream Cheese Cutout Cookies
Cream Cheese Cutout Cookies

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

  • 1

    package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened

  • 1 1/2

    cups sugar

  • 1

    egg

  • 1

    teaspoon vanilla

  • 1/2

    teaspoon almond extract

  • 3 1/2

    cups all-purpose flour

  • 1

    teaspoon baking powder

  • Almond Frosting (recipe follows)

  • Assorted candies for decoration (optional)

Directions

In a large bowl, beat butter and cream cheese until well combined. Add sugar; beat until fluffy. Add egg, vanilla and almond extract; beat well. In small bowl, combine flour and baking powder. Add dry ingredients to cream cheese mixture; beat until well mixed. Divide dough in half. Wrap each portion in plastic wrap; refrigerate about 1 1/2 hours. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Roll out dough, half at a time, to 1/8-inch thickness on lightly floured surface. Cut out with cookie cutters. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased chhkie sheets. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until edges area lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool completely. Frost cookies with Almond Frosting; decorate with assorted candies, if desired. Almond Frosting: In small bowl, beat 2 cups sifted powdered sugar, 2 tablespoons softened butter and 1/4 teaspoon almond extract until smooth. For piping consistency, beat in 4 to 5 teaspoons milk. For spreading consistency, add a little more milk. If desired, tint with food coloring.

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