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Melt-In-Your-Mouth Sugar Cookies

Total Time

Prep: 40 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling


4 dozen

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
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  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large 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


  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.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 78 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 64mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fat, 1/2 starch.

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  • dschultz01
    Jan 2, 2018

    Very good cookies! Dough was easy to work with.

  • aug2295
    Dec 31, 2014

    Very tasty and easy to make.

  • storinguptreasures
    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!

  • sandibeech
    Nov 29, 2014

    what sugar is used

  • ferndale52
    Dec 24, 2013

    nice, light cookie. crispy and easy to handle.

  • SheenaBeena
    Dec 22, 2013

    a very nice cookie

  • culinarianjill
    Dec 14, 2013

    This recipe is exactly like the Kolachy Cookie recipe.

  • lois1555
    Dec 14, 2013

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

  • lindalynch
    Dec 13, 2012

    No comment left

  • Mizgoodie
    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!