What's the ingredient that makes any recipe more moist,
flavorful, and all-around more delicious? .....cream cheese!
This recipe has that delectable ingredient in the dough.
So, enjoy this fabulous sugar cookie recipe everyone will rave over.
Cream Cheese Sugar Cookie w/ Almond Butter icing
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 1/2 c. white sugar
1 c. unsalted butter, softened
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. almond extract
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking powder
3 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
*Dough must chill for 8 hours or overnight- essential step!
*I doubled this recipe for Valentine's Day and it made ~ 40 large cookies
Almond Butter Icing:
4 Tbsp. butter, softened
1 1/2 c. powdered sugar
1 tsp. almond extract
1-2 Tbsp. milk
3 drops of food coloring
*Combine ingredients until smooth (add additional milk for desired spreading consistency)
Step 1: Beat cream cheese and butter until smooth
Step 2: Add egg, sugar, vanilla, and almond extract- beat until smooth
Step 3: Add salt, baking powder, and flour (1 cup at a time)- beat until smooth
STEP 4: Chill dough for 8 hours or overnight!
Step 5: Roll-out dough on parchment paper and cut-out desired shapes 1/2 in. apart
*Keep dough you're not working with in the fridge
*It will be very sticky and hard to work with once softened
Step 6: Before baking, brush dough with egg white and sprinkle with colored sugar (optional)
Step 7: Bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until sides are slightly golden brown
Step 8: Cool completely and top with Almond Butter Icing
Recipe adapted from Allrecipes
The Tolman Baker