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A Cookie a Day: Sugar Cookies

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Favorite Sugar Cookie Dough (Can be doubled or tripled)

Ingredients
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

Directions
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.

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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.

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Comments (3)

LisaF:

Palma,
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!
LisaF

Julie:

Palma,

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

Julie,

No eggs! That's right!

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