Sugar cookies! I love to make sugar cookies and using cookie cutters to shape for whichever holiday we are celebrating. These sugar cookies are made with cream cheese and very good.
Shamrock Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies
A soft, chewy, and flavorful sugar cookie. It is very important to chill the dough, as it is too sticky to roll unless well chilled.
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- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 cup butter, softened (do not use margarine)
- 1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 egg yolk
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- In a large bowl, combine the sugar, butter, cream cheese, salt, almond and vanilla extracts, and egg yolk.
- Beat until smooth.
- Stir in flour until well blended.
- Chill the dough for 8 hours, or overnight.
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
- On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough 1/3 at a time to 1/8 inch thickness, refrigerating remaining dough until ready to use.
- Cut into desired shapes with lightly floured cookie cutters.
- Place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
- Leave cookies plain for frosting, or brush with slightly beaten egg white and sprinkle with candy sprinkles or colored sugar.
- Bake for 7 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until light and golden brown.
- Cool cookies completely before frosting.
- Because of the cream cheese this dough must be chilled for at least 8 hours. I roll out the dough immediately in between parchment paper, put in the freezer for 15 minutes and then cut out the shapes and placed them back on parchment paper in the freezer again. Bake for about 10-12 minutes for thicker cookies.
Powdered Sugar Frosting or Glaze
- 1 Cup Powdered Sugar
- 4 tsp Milk
- drops of green food coloring to desired shade of green
- Mix with fork and spread on cooled cookies.
- Tips: To make it more of a thin glaze, add more milk. To make it a thicker icing, add more powdered sugar.
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I love sugar cookies, but have never heard of using creme cheese to make them. Sounds goodd though.
Sandy, I have never found a sugar cookie I didn’t like and this recipe is really good….but I can’t stress enough the importance of keeping the dough in the fridge….