Cream Cheese Cut-Out Cookies

Happy Halloween from MCC!!  Hope all of your gouls and goblins are ready for tricks and treats tomorrow.  :)  I love this recipe!  I've had this recipe since my high school days of baking cookies with my good friend Laura.  This is my go-to cut-out recipe for every season - here are some delightful pumpkins for you all!!


Cream Cheese Cutout Cookies

1 Cup Butter, Softened
1 - 8 oz Package Cream Cheese, Softened
1 1/2 Cups Sugar
1 Egg
1 Tsp Vanilla
1/2 Tsp Almond Extract
3 1/2 Cups Flour
1 Tsp Baking Powder

In mixer, beat butter and cream cheese until well combined.  Add sugar and beat until fluffy.  Then, add egg, vanilla, and almond extract - beating well after each addition.  In another medium bowl, mix flour and baking powder - slowly add flour mixture to cream cheese mixture, beating until well-combined.  Divide dough in half, cover, and chill for 1-2 hours (or overnight) until dough is easy to handle.  On floured surface, roll dough to 1/8" thickness.  Cut with cookie cutters and place on ungreased cookie sheets.  Bake in 375 degree oven for 8-10 minutes (top will just be starting to brown).  Remove to wire racks to cool.  Decorate with almond frosting.

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