Recipe from my friend, Kaye
1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
3 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
1 cup sugar
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 (I doubled to frost all the cookies)
1 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon corn syrup
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
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.