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5.00 avg. rating (92% score) - 3 votes

Christmas Sugar Cookies is a delicious and easy recipe for sugar cookies for the Christmas season. Adaptable also for Easter and Halloween by simply using different colored sugars and holiday relevant cookie shaped cutters. The cream cheese in this recipe brings out a different and delicious flavor to the cookies. Makes 24 (2 cookie) servings. Christmas Sugar Cookies will be loved by all your family, friends and guests.christmas-sugar-cookies

INGREDIENTS:

1 (8 oz) bar cream cheese, softened
1 cup butter, softened
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup colored sugar

DIRECTIONS:

1. Beat cream cheese and butter together in a large bowl with mixer until blended. Add granulated sugar and vanilla; mix well. Gradually add flour, beating well after each addition. Refrigerate at least 3 hours or until chilled.

2. Preheat oven to 350° F. Roll out dough to 1/4-inch thickness on lightly floured surface. Cut into shapes with 3- to 4-inch cookie cutters; sprinkle with colored sugar. Place, 2 inches apart, on baking sheets. If dough is too sticky just add additional flour to your work surface and rolling pin.

3. Bake 10 to 15 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool on baking sheets 2 minutes. Remove to wire racks; cool completely.

TIP:
“How to Soften Cream Cheese”
Place completely unwrapped package of cream cheese in a microwaveable bowl. Microwave on HIGH 15 seconds or until just softened.

YIELD: 24 servings. (48 cookies)
Serving size: 2 cookies per serving.

Original reicipe and image from: Kraft Foods. http://www.kraftrecipes.com/recipes/philadelphia-sugar-cookie-cutouts-50154.aspx?tab=recipe

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION:
Calories: 180, Total Fat: 11g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Cholesterol: 35mg, Sodium: 105mg, Carbohydrates: 20g, Fiber: 0g, Sugars: 10g, Protein: 2g, Vitamin A 6 %DV, Vitamin C 0 %DV, Calcium 0 %DV, Iron 4 %DV

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