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Almond Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies

These cookies are crispy, tender, melt in your mouth. With subtle almond flavor. They are perfect with a cup of tea.
Course Christmas cookies
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Resting Time 1 hour
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 32
Calories 116 kcal
Author Lizet Bowen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar (200g)
  • 1 cup butter softened (226.8g)
  • 85 gr. / 3 oz. 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 (281.25g)

Icing:

  • 1 egg white
  • 1 cup icing sugar (125g)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Food coloring

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine sugar, butter, cream cheese, salt, almond and vanilla extract, and egg yolk; beat until light and fluffy.
  2. Add flour; mix well. Divide dough in 2 equal portions. Wrap dough in plastic wrap; refrigerate 1 hour or overnight.
  3. Heat oven to 190.5 °C / 375 °F. On a floured surface, roll out 1 disk of dough at a time to 1/8-inch thickness. (Keep remaining dough refrigerated.) Cut with lightly floured cookie cutters. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
  4. Bake for 6 to 10 minutes or until light golden brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheets; cool completely on wire racks. If desired, frost and decorate cookies.
  5. Icing: In the bowl of your electric mixer (or with a hand mixer), beat the egg white for a minute. Add the sifted powdered sugar and vanilla and beat on low speed until combined and smooth.
  6. Add food coloring if desired.

Recipe Notes

To store: Place frosted cookies in layers separated by waxed paper in an airtight container. Store at room temperature for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.