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Classic Cream Cheese Cutouts
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11 INGREDIENTS • 10 STEPS • 1HR 38MINS

Classic Cream Cheese Cutouts

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These cookies hold their shape when baked, they’re sweet, tender, and tasty, and most important, the children love them.
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Alexandra's Kitchen
Alexandra Stafford is the blogger behind Alexandra's Kitchen, a food blog featuring mostly simple, sometimes fussy but always seasonal recipes.
http://www.alexandracooks.com/
These cookies hold their shape when baked, they’re sweet, tender, and tasty, and most important, the children love them.
1HR 38MINS
Total Time
$1.02
Cost Per Serving
Ingredients
Servings
10
US / Metric
Cookies
Cream Cheese
1 cup
Philadelphia Original Soft Cheese, softened
Granulated Sugar
1 1/2 cups
Egg
1
Baking Powder
1 tsp
Baking Powder
Kosher Salt
1/2 tsp
Powdered Confectioners Sugar
1 cup
Powdered Confectioners Sugar
Icing/Decorating
Milk
1 Tbsp
Milk
up to 3 Tbsp
Sprinkles
to taste
Sprinkles
Nutrition Per Serving
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Calories
570
Fat
26.4 g
Protein
6.6 g
Carbs
75.9 g
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Alexandra Stafford is the blogger behind Alexandra's Kitchen, a food blog featuring mostly simple, sometimes fussy but always seasonal recipes.
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Author's Notes

Yields 50 cookies.
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step 1
Combine Unsalted Butter (1 cup) and Philadelphia Original Soft Cheese (1 cup) in the bowl and of a stand mixer and beat until fluffy. Add Granulated Sugar (1 1/2 cups), beat until even fluffier. Add Egg (1), Vanilla Extract (1/2 Tbsp) and mix well.
step 2
In a separate bowl combine the All-Purpose Flour (3 1/2 cups), Baking Powder (1 tsp), and Kosher Salt (1/2 tsp). Add it to the butter and cream cheese mixture and beat until just combined.
step 2 In a separate bowl combine the All-Purpose Flour (3 1/2 cups), Baking Powder (1 tsp), and Kosher Salt (1/2 tsp). Add it to the butter and cream cheese mixture and beat until just combined.
step 3
Transfer a quarter of the dough to the center of a piece of a wax paper.
step 3 Transfer a quarter of the dough to the center of a piece of a wax paper.
step 4
Pat into a disk, wrap tightly, and chill for at least an hour and up to three days.
step 4 Pat into a disk, wrap tightly, and chill for at least an hour and up to three days.
step 5
Preheat your oven to 325 degrees F (160 degrees C).
step 6
Roll out our dough on a lightly floured surface or in between parchment paper to 1/2-inch thick.
step 6 Roll out our dough on a lightly floured surface or in between parchment paper to 1/2-inch thick.
step 7
Cut out your cookies with cookie cutters of your choice. Gather scraps, re-roll, and repeat process.
step 7 Cut out your cookies with cookie cutters of your choice. Gather scraps, re-roll, and repeat process.
step 8
Bake on a parchment paper sheet for 15 to 18 minutes, or until the edges just begin to turn golden—cookies will be very pale.
step 8 Bake on a parchment paper sheet for 15 to 18 minutes, or until the edges just begin to turn golden—cookies will be very pale.
step 9
Remove them from the pan and transfer to a wire rack. Cool completely.
step 9 Remove them from the pan and transfer to a wire rack. Cool completely.
step 10
Meanwhile, stir together the Powdered Confectioners Sugar (1 cup) with Milk (1 Tbsp). You may add more milk a tablespoon at a time to achieve a thick but pourable consistency. Spoon icing onto the cookie, spreading to cover. Shower with Sprinkles (to taste). Enjoy!
step 10 Meanwhile, stir together the Powdered Confectioners Sugar (1 cup) with Milk (1 Tbsp). You may add more milk a tablespoon at a time to achieve a thick but pourable consistency. Spoon icing onto the cookie, spreading to cover. Shower with Sprinkles (to taste). Enjoy!
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American
Comfort Food
Christmas
Snack
Shellfish-Free
Kid-Friendly
Dessert
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