Holiday foods & festivities

December at Abbott’s Glen was a full month of holiday foods & festivities. Like most kitchens, ours was busy with creating holiday cookies, glorious food for our Christmas party for guests and our families.

assorted cookie cutters
cookie cutters

Cream Cheese Sugar Cookie

1 cup white sugar

1 cup butter, softened

1 3 oz. pkg cream cheese, softened

1/2 tsp almond extract

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp. vanilla

1 egg , yolk

2 cups white flour

  1. In a large bowl,combine all ingredients except flour & beat until fluffy.
  2. Add flour & mix well. Divide dough into 2 chunks & flatten into disks. Place flat disk onto plastic wrap & chill 45 minutes.
  3. Bake in a preheated oven 375. Roll dough out onto a floured surface & cut dough with holiday cookie cutters. Bake 6 ~ 10 minutes on an ungreased cookie sheet. Cool before decorating.Makes 3 dozen, depending on how thick you roll the dough out.

    baked holiday cookies
    baked holiday sugar cookies
sugar cookie dough
sugar cookie dough and rolling pin

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