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. Our chef Gerry added some sugar & spice to the Christmas season with yummy chocolate truffles, chocolate dipped cherries & a variety of cookies, cakes & cheesecake.
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
- In a large bowl,combine all ingredients except flour & beat until fluffy.
- Add flour & mix well. Divide dough into 2 chunks & flatten into disks. Place flat disk onto plastic wrap & chill 45 minutes.
- 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.