Melt-In-Your-Mouth Sugar Cookies Recipe
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Melt-In-Your-Mouth Sugar Cookies Recipe

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Cream cheese helps create the rich, melt-in-your-mouth taste of these perfect cookies. Forget any other sugar cookie recipe-this is the only one you need! Julie Brunette, Green Bay Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES:48 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES: 48 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • Tinted frosting, coarse sugar and/or colored sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 78 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 64mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (4g sugars, trace fiber), 1g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1/2 starch, 1 fat


  1. In a large bowl, cream the butter, cream cheese and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg yolk and extracts. Combine the flour, salt and baking soda; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 3 hours or until easy to handle.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 2-1/2-in. cookie cutter. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Cool for 2 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Decorate as desired. Yield: 4 dozen.
Originally published as Holiday Sugar Cookies in Taste of Home December/January 2010, p58

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Reviewed Dec. 31, 2014

"Very tasty and easy to make."

Reviewed Dec. 13, 2014

"A wonderful sugar cookie. Easy to work with, wonderful texture and taste. This is the Christmas cookie recipe I've been searching for. I've made two batches and my family is asking for more!"

Reviewed Nov. 29, 2014

"what sugar is used"

Reviewed Dec. 24, 2013

"nice, light cookie. crispy and easy to handle."

Reviewed Dec. 22, 2013

"a very nice cookie"

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