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.
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.