Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Speaking of Cookies...


Not to brag, but I have been known to make a mean batch of cookies.
I decided to bake a big batch of cut-out sugar cookies to decorate this holiday - but they could not just be your typical Christmas cookie. I want something chewy, delicious and so unforgettable that my family will be begging me to make them again next year.
I researched and customized a recipe to produce something absolutely epic and I'm going to share it with you.


INGREDIENTS:
  • 1 cup unsalted real butter
  • 8oz. of cream cheese (key!)
  • 1 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 3 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder

DIRECTIONS:
  1. 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, or overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  3. 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.
  4. Bake for 7 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until light and golden brown. Cool cookies completely before frosting.



3 comments:

darya said...

Those look delicious!I will make it a priority to attempt to make them.

SASHA said...

oh YUMMMMMMYYY!!
lovely blog by the way. :)

Erika Altosaar said...

ALMONDDDD MMMM. these cookies sound delish.