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Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies

  •  4.6 stars stars based on 59 reviews
  •   96% would make this again
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Makes about 60

1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup softened butter
3 ouncese cream cheese, softened
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg yolk (reserve white)
2-1/4 cup all-purpose flour

In large bowl combine sugars, butter, cream cheese, salt, extracts and egg yolk; blend well. Stir in flour until well blended. Chill dough for 2 hours. Pre-heat oven to 375 F. On lightly floured surface, roll out dough, one-third at a time to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut into
desired shaped with lightly floured cookie cutter. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Leave cookie plain, or brush with lightly beaten egg white and sprinkle with colored sugar. Bake for 7-10 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool completely on wire racks.

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Reviews of Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies:

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  Annalisa  Nov 4, 2014
Would make this again.
I love this sugar cookie, it holds the shape of even the most intricate cookie cutter. I have been very successful in adding different extracts for added flavor such as almond, lemon even anise. 5 stars

  Carrie in Connecticut  Dec 25, 2011
Would make this again.
I thought these cookies were really easy to work with, and the cookie dough was delicious. However, once they were cooked, they tasted really bland, like something was missing. 3 stars

  Charlene in Rochester, NY  Dec 19, 2011
Would make this again.
This is my first time making Christmas sugar cookies, on my own. The recipe was easy to follow. The dough was extremely easy to work with. of course I had to try the cookies when they came out of the oven. These are definitely the best tasting sugar cookies I ever had!! I decided to adopt the recipe for years to come and not just for christmas!!! 5 stars

  A cookie baker  Dec 12, 2011
Would make this again.
Excellent recipe. Much better and easier to work with then other recipes I've tried that call for 8oz of cream cheese.....tastier too! 5 stars

  A cookie baker in Ontario, Canada  Dec 11, 2011
Would make this again.
I love this recipe! I get plenty of compliments each time I make it. 5 stars

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