Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies

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

Sugar Cookies:
       8 oz. cream cheese, softened
       1 1/2 c. white sugar
       1 c. unsalted butter, softened
       1 egg
       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    



  1. Looks like you need a good texas cookie cutter for next time! they look delicious!

    1. Don't worry, I have one!! Those would be fun to make any time of the year:)