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Melt-In-Your-Mouth Sugar Cookies Recipe

Melt-In-Your-Mouth Sugar Cookies Recipe

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 YIELD:48 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.

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

Reviews for Melt-In-Your-Mouth Sugar Cookies

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aug2295
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2014

"Very tasty and easy to make."

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storinguptreasures
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!"

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sandibeech
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2014

"what sugar is used"

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ferndale52
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2013

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

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SheenaBeena
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2013

"a very nice cookie"

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culinarianjill
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2013

"This recipe is exactly like the Kolachy Cookie recipe."

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lois1555
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2013

"Theses cookies are AWESOME will make them again and again. Love them"

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Mizgoodie
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2011

"I made these cookies today and they are wonderful. Nice light taste, crisp on the outside but not dry in the least. I will make them over and over again!"

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maupinsgirl
Reviewed Feb. 10, 2011

"Even my mom, who hates sugar cookies, loved these!"

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madfinn654321
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2010

"How do you decorate these?"

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cynthia43
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2010

"whats the frosting recipe?"

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cheriwinkle
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2010

"tline-cream cheese used to be commonly available in both 3-oz. and 8-oz. pkgs. The 3-oz. pkgs. aren't as easily found these days, but do still exist as far as I know."

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chadswife31
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2010

"I LOVE these cookies - try substituting butter flavoring for the almond extract - you won't be sorry!"

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chadswife31
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2010

"I LOVE these cookies - try substituting butter flavoring for the almond extract - you won't be sorry!"

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SMBSLT
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2010

"these taste great and were easy to roll and cut. I will definitely make these a regular part of my holiday baking from now on. I did not try to ornament variation, just the regular cookie version. Delicious!"

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tline
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2009

"Is it really only 3 ounces of cream cheese that is needed? Not 8 ounces like a regular package.

Thanks"

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divamedmama
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2009

"Tasty, easy and delicious!!!! Several people asked for this recipe after I brought it to a cookie exchange. Thanks!!"

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dgreenwood
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2009

"These are amazing sugar cookies. I am sold. These will be the ones I make. I wanted to use a cookie press so I didn't chill them. It worked great."

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