cream cheese sugar cookies

 it’s time to break out the Christmas sprinkles for this next cookie . day 3 .

sugar cookies are a Christmas tradition in my family . this cookie has a bit of a twist to it with cream cheese . this recipe is great to make ahead of time and then frost and decorate with the kids .

Ingredients


2 1/2cup all-purpose flour
1teaspoon baking powder
1/2teaspoon baking soda
1/2teaspoon salt
1 1/2cups granulated sugar
1package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1/2cup butter, softened
1egg
2teaspoons vanilla

Frosting

2 1/2cups powdered sugar
1/4cup butter, softened
2to 4 tablespoons milk
1/2teaspoon vanilla
green and or red  gel food colors, as desired
 candy sprinkles, as desired

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In small bowl, mix flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; set aside.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat granulated sugar, cream cheese and 1/2 cup softened butter with electric mixer on medium speed about 1 minute or until fluffy; scrape side of bowl. Beat in egg just until smooth. Stir in 2 teaspoons vanilla. On low speed, beat flour mixture into sugar mixture until well blended. Cover and refrigerate 15 minutes.
  • 3 Shape dough into 60 (1-inch) balls. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until edges are set. Cool 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 15 minutes.
  • 4 Meanwhile, in medium bowl, beat powdered sugar, 1/4 cup softened butter, 2 to 4 tablespoons milk and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla with spoon until smooth and fluffy. If frosting is too stiff to spread, add additional milk, 1 teaspoon at a time. Tint with food color. Using knife, spread slightly less than 1 teaspoon frosting on each cooled cookie; top with sprinkles. Store covered in airtight container at room temperature.
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