Cream Cheese Cut-Out Sugar Cookies~


Recipe from my friend, Kaye (Kayeorama)


1/2 cup butter, at room temperature

3 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature

1 cup sugar

1 egg

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

2 cups flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder


Cream butter, cream cheese and sugar in a large bowl till light and fluffy.  Beat in the egg and vanilla.  Add flour and baking powder and stir till combined.  Put dough on a large piece of plastic wrap and flatten into a disk.  Wrap well and chill for at least an hour.


 Preheat oven to 375º.

On floured surface, roll out half of dough to about 1/8 inch thickness. Keep other half refrigerated till needed.  Using cookie cutters of your choice, cut and place on parchment lined  cookie sheet at least an inch apart.  Bake 7-9 minutes till cookies start to brown on edges and are firm.  Cool for a couple minutes, then remove to cooling rack.


Icing


1 cup powdered sugar

1 tablespoon milk

1 teaspoon corn syrup

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Food coloring, optional


Stir the milk into the powdered sugar.  Add corn syrup, vanilla and food coloring.  Add more corn syrup if consistency is too thick.

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