Cream Cheese Cutout Cookies

“Another one of my favorite cutout recipes. I find this dough to be very easy to work with....especially when cutting out small or intricate shapes. I like to make these cookies thicker than my other cutouts. They're great for decorating and icing, too! Prep time does NOT include time for dough to chill. Makes about 4-5 dozen; depending on size and thickness of your shapes.”
4-5 dozen

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat together butter, cream cheese and sugar until fluffy. Add egg, vanilla and almond extracts; beat well.
  2. In a small bowl, combine flour and baking powder- gradually mix into cream cheese mixture; beat until well-mixed.
  3. Divide dough in half; wrap each half in plastic wrap and chill for at least 1 1/2 hours.
  4. When dough is done chilling, preheat oven to 375.
  5. Roll dough on to lightly floured surface to about 1/8"-1/4" thickness. Cut with cookie cutters. (If desired, sprinkle with colored sugars.) Place on ungreased cookie sheets.
  6. Bake at 375 for 8-10 minutes or until edges just slightly golden. Allow to cool 2 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool. If desired, decorate with icing or glaze.

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