4th Of July Sugar Cookies

Cook Time: 8 minutes

Yield: 2 dozen cookies

Ingredients

    Cookie Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup butter - softened
  • 1 8oz package cream cheese
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Frosting Ingredients
  • 1/3 cup butter – softened
  • 4 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract

Instructions

    Cookie Instructions
  • - Cream butter, cream cheese, and sugars in a large bowl until fluffy
  • - In a medium bowl – combine flour, baking powder, and salt
  • - Add dry ingredients to butter/sugar mixture – stir until soft dough forms
  • - Roll out and cut with cookie cutter
  • - If you want a soft dough – roll out dough to at least 1/4 inch
  • - Bake 8-9 minutes on a greased pan – do not over cook, light browning on the sides is ok but if brown on top they are over done
  • Frosting Instructions:
  • - Mix all ingredients together with hand mixer – if too thick add more milk.
  • 4th of July customization
  • - Frost cookies and cut strawberries into 8th's
  • - Place cut strawberries onto all 5 points of the frosted star
  • - Place blueberry or blackberry into center of cookie

Notes

I always double the recipe, they are so good 24 cookies is NOT enough 🙂

http://www.rensinthekitchen.com/4th-of-july-sugar-cookies/

ENJOY!!!!
Happy Independents Day Everyone!  🙂

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