Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies
A soft, chewy, and flavorful sugar cookie. It is very important
to chill the dough, as it is too sticky to roll unless well
1 cup white sugar
1 cup butter, softened
1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg yolk
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
In a large bowl, combine the sugar, butter, cream cheese, salt,
almond and vanilla extracts, and egg yolk. Beat until smooth.
Stir in flour until well blended. Chill the dough for 8 hours,
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough 1/3 at a time
to 1/8-inch thickness, refrigerating remaining dough until ready
to use. Cut into desired shapes with lightly floured cookie
cutters. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Leave
cookies plain for frosting, or brush with slightly beaten egg
white and sprinkle with candy sprinkles or colored sugar.