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Merry Note Cookies

These cookies made with a recipe similar to one my mom always used, were a fitting dessert before we set out for caroling for the holidays.—Nella Parker, Hersey, Michigan
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min.
  • Makes
    about 4 dozen


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Red and green colored sugar


  • In a large bowl, cream the butter, cream cheese and sugar. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine the flour and salt; gradually beat into creamed mixture. Cover and refrigerate the dough for 2 hours.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut with a 3-3/4x2-1/2-in. musical note cookie cutter dipped in flour. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Sprinkle with colored sugar.
  • Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until the edges are golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 162 calories, 9g fat (6g saturated fat), 33mg cholesterol, 115mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.
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  • tsmithdavis
    Dec 22, 2011

    I make a double batch of these every year for christmas, the cream cheese, give a moisture texture. But i use a karo syrup icing recipe for the topping, so you can pack them without stem sticking together. Not a fan of the sugar topping.