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

Reviews for Melt-In-Your-Mouth Sugar Cookies

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MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2014

"Very tasty and easy to make."

MY REVIEW
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!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2014

"what sugar is used"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2013

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

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2013

"a very nice cookie"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2013

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

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2013

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

MY REVIEW
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!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 10, 2011

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

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2010

"How do you decorate these?"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2010

"whats the frosting recipe?"

MY REVIEW
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."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2010

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

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2010

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

MY REVIEW
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!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2009

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

Thanks"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2009

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

MY REVIEW
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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