Christmas Cookies

Decorating Christmas Cookies.  Sounds so sweet, right? So festive and cheery.

More like so much work. So much mess.


Yesterday we made Dave’s favorite sugar cookies – his mom’s (awwww). Her secret ingredient? Cream cheese.

Mmmm, just look at the butter, cream cheese, and sugar all whipped together.

So here’s the not so secret recipe.

  • 1 C. sugar
  • 1 C. butter, softened
  • 3 oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. almond extract
  • ½ tsp. vanilla
  • 1 egg yolk (reserve white)
  • 2 ¼ C. flour

In large bowl, combine sugar, butter, cream cheese, salt almond extract, vanilla and egg yok, blend well.  Lightly spoon flour into measuring  cup; level off.  Stir in flour until well blended.  Chill dough 2 hours. Bake cookies at 375 for 7-10 minutes.

Clean up the mess you made while making the dough, and then after waiting 2 hours, make another, ever bigger, mess!

I guess some of the final products were cute, but they just get eaten so fast!


Merry Christmas, I guess.  Anyone want to come over and clean my kitchen?

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    • Shammi
    • December 16th, 2009

    Made some today… it’s all about the cream cheese.

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