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Cream Cheese Cutouts

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling

Makes

about 7 dozen

Decorating cookies always puts me in a happy mood. Cookies from this recipe don't rise a lot or lose their shape. —Julie Dawson, Galena, Ohio
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • FROSTING:
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons 2% milk
  • Food coloring, optional
  • Assorted sprinkles or candies

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter, cream cheese, sugar and salt until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Gradually beat in flour. Refrigerate, covered, 1-2 hours or until firm enough to roll.
  2. Preheat oven to 375°. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with floured cookie cutters. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  3. Bake 7-8 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool on pans 1 minute. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
  4. In a small bowl, beat confectioners' sugar, butter, vanilla and enough milk to reach desired consistency. If desired, add food coloring. Decorate cookies with frosting and sprinkles.

Nutrition Facts

1 cookie: 70 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 32mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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