Christmas Series: Glittery Cookies

Saturday, December 21, 2013

My family loves these cookies and it never last too long in our household 'cause they're simply delicious! The dough is made with cream cheese and it makes the best cookies ever, I'm not lying. These are also perfect to give as gifts to neighbors, friends and family. Just wrap it nicely in a clear plastic bag and tie it with a nice colorful ribbon. Take a look:

Recipe by Everyday with Rachael Ray

Cream Cheese Cookie Dough
1 stick unsalted butter, at room temperature
4 oz. cream cheese, at room temperature
6 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg yolk
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup plus 2 tablespoon flour
edible gold glitter or colorful sanding sugar

Using an electric mixer, cream the butter, cream cheese and sugar on high speed for 3 minutes. Add the vanilla extract, egg yolk and slat and mix at low speed until blended. Mix in the flour at low speed until incorporated. Halve the dough; pat into 2 disks. Wrap in plastic wrap; refrigerate for 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment. On a floured surface, roll out 1 piece of dough 1/4 inch thick, dusting with flour if the dough sticks. Using a 3-inch cookie cutter, cut out cookies and transfer to the prepared pans. Gather the dough scraps and knead into a disk. Refrigerate dough for 15 minutes before rolling out more cookies. Sprinkle the cookies with the gold glitter. Bake until the edges are golden, 12 to 15 minutes. Using a thin metal spatula, transfer the cookies to racks to cool. Repeat with the remaining dough and glitter. Serve and enjoy!

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Diane Balch said...

I've never tried a cream cheese dough.. sounds super moist. Thanks so much for sharing these cookies and your other great treats through out the year on foodie friday.

Miz Helen said...

I just love Sour Cream Cookies and your recipe looks awesome! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and wishing you abundant blessings in 2014!
Miz Helen

Kerry said...

These look very familiar!! And yes they are super yummy :) Thank you again for such a thoughtful and sweet gift, all the way from Pa!!!

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