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More lights, cookies, and gingerbread

Excess lights

Excess cookies

Excess gingerbread

Yep, it’s Christmas!

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?