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. Our chef Gerry added some sugar & spice to the Christmas season with yummy chocolate truffles, chocolate dipped cherries & a variety of  cookies, cakes & cheesecake.

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

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s