Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies

1 three ounce package cream cheese
1/2 cup butter
2/3 cup sugar
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 egg
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp almond extract
2 cups all purpose flour
Light corn syrup
colored sugar and sprinkles

Soften cream cheese and butter.
In large bowl beat cheese and butter with mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds.
Add sugar and baking powder; beat until combined.
Beat in egg, vanilla, and almond extract until combined.
Beat in as much flour as you can with mixer.
Use a wooden spoon to mix the rest of the flour.
Divide dough in half. Cover and chill for 1 to 2 hours until firm.
Roll portion of dough 1/4 in. thick.
Cut with cookie cutters. Place on ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 350* for 12 to 15 minutes or until edges are light brown. Cool completely.
Lightly brush with corn syrup; decorate with colored sugar or sprinkles. Makes 2 dozen.

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