"A soft, chewy flavorful cookie. If you like sugar cookies, you'll love how easy this is.
You have to let the dough refrigerate a while, but it's worth the wait!"
1 (3 ounce) packages
cream cheese, softened
2 1/4 cups
In a large bowl, combine the sugar, butter, cream cheese, salt, almond and vanilla extracts, and egg yolk. Beat until smooth.
Stir in flour until well blended. Chill the dough for 8 hours, or overnight.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough 1/3 at a time to 1/8 inch thickness, refrigerating remaining dough until ready to use.
Cut into desired shapes with lightly floured cookie cutters. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Leave cookies plain for frosting, or brush with slightly beaten egg white and sprinkle with candy sprinkles or colored sugar.
Bake for 7 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until light and golden brown. Cool cookies completely before frosting.