Buttery Cut-Out Christmas Cookies

READY IN: 2hrs 7mins
Recipe by Kozmic Blues

These are delicious. The cream cheese in the cookie dough really adds a softness, and makes the cookies taste really flaky and rich. They're a great addition to one's Christmas cookie recipes.

Top Review by D. Duckie

These cookies were very good. My family usually only likes to decorate cut cookies, not eat them, as they tend to be dry and flavorless. (I think my husband ate most of them!) Good flavor and they rolled out and cut extremely well. I used a tip from another recipe and rolled out with powdered sugar rather than flour, which probably helped the flavor.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Combine the first five ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Beat at about medium speed until well combined and creamy, about 3-4 minutes.
  3. Gradulay add flour, and beat until well mixed, about 2-3 minutes more.
  4. Divide dough in half, and wrap each on in plastic wrap.
  5. Refrigerate until firm, at least two hours.
  6. Preheat oven to 375°.
  7. Roll out dough half on a lightly floured surface to about 1/4" thick.
  8. Keep the other half in the fridge until ready to use.
  9. Cut out the shapes your prefer, using a 2 1/2 inch cookie cutter.
  10. Place 1" apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  11. (I lined my sheets with nonstick "release" foil).
  12. If I'm making Christmas cookie shapes, I sprinkle the cookies with red, green, or multi-colored sugars before baking.
  13. Bake for 7-9 minutes or until edges are just slightly browned.
  14. Note: I find 8 minutes is the magic number for my oven. These cookies may also be baked plain, and decorated with icings after they are cooled.

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