Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins
I have had this recipe for so long that I can't remember where it came from, but I think I got it out of a magazine or newspaper. I like it because you can use the dough in so many different ways. For the Holidays, you can press half of a candied cherry in the center of unbaked cookie, and then after baking drizzle with either white or dark chocolate, melted.
- 1 1⁄2 cups sugar
- 1 cup butter or 1 cup margarine
- 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- Cream sugar, butter, cream cheese until fluffy.
- Add egg and flavorings.
- Beat until smooth.
- Add flour and baking powder, mixing well.
- Drop dough by spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets and flatten with a flat bottomed drinking glass which has been dipped in sugar.
- OR: Force dough through a cookie press.
- OR: Chill dough 1 to 1 1/2 hours and roll out on lightly floured surface.
- Cut with cookie cutters.
- Bake at 375 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes, or slightly less if you like a not-so-crispy cookie.
- These cookies are best if they are not baked too brown.
These were nice and soft, almost chewy and very easy to make. I used the drop method and sugar dipped glass to flatten. I think Hersheys kisses pressed into the center would also be delightful. Thank you for sharing this recipe Donna!
These were wonderful Donna M. I made them as I would regular sugar cookies and used Fall colored sugar (gold, green and orange) on top. You are right, this recipe is very versatile. The cookies were nice and soft on the inside. My kids helped with the decorating. Thanks for a great recipe.
In spite of the delicious title, this is a slightly dry, not too sweet cookie. I was surprised to find that they taste like the recipe my mom always uses for cookie press cookies. But I tried to use cookie cutters after chilling the dough for hours- dough was too sticky. Then used the "press with a sugared glass" method, which worked. But "Pianolady" is correct- these are not cookies that you should take out of the oven slightly underdone. Let them get good and brown around the edges if you want any flavor!