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A Cookie a Day: Sugar Cookies


Favorite Sugar Cookie Dough (Can be doubled or tripled)

1 pkg. (8oz.) cream cheese (room temp)
1 cup real butter (room temp)
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup white sugar
2 cups flour (all purpose)
1/2 tsp. vanilla flavoring or your favorite

Cream cheese, butter, sugars and flavoring in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed until well blended.
Gradually add flour and mix well.
Refrigerate several hours or overnight. (Very important step)
Roll dough to 1/4 inch thickness on lightly floured surface. Cut into shapes with cookie cutters and place on an ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake at 350º for 8 to 10 minutes.
Cool for 2 minutes and transfer cookies to a cooling rack.
Decorate as desired when cookies have cooled completely.

I used royal icing for the holly, and white glaze for the wreaths.


White Glaze

1/2 c. powdered sugar
2-3 T. milk
1/4 t. vanilla, orange or lemon extract

Place powdered sugar in food processor and pulse with milk and extract, OR mix by hand, but sift powdered sugar.


Comments (3)


Yesterday we had our annual family Christmas cookie baking day. We made about 24 dozen cookies and it took 6 people and the whole day. I don't know how you make all these cookies! We used this recipe for the cutout cookies and it was very good. I just wanted to say thanks!



Thank you for the recipe. :) I do have one question - no eggs in this recipe? Just wanted to check!


No eggs! That's right!

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