Vanilla Butter Cookies

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I made these as a part of my holiday baking. I found this recipe on Lovefoodies. Pretty good recipe. Very light cookie.

After coming out of the refrigerator.



1/2 cup Butter
1 1/2 oz Cream Cheese
1/4 cup Sugar
1/2 tsp Vanilla extract
1 cup sifted All Purpose Flour


1. Place sieved flour and sugar in a large mixing bowl.
2. Add butter in 1/4 inch cubes (distribute evenly over the flour)
3. Add cream cheese and vanilla extract. Red or Green Food coloring may also be added for a ‘Christmas theme’.
4. Mix together very well using hands until the ingredients form a dough. You should be able to have a ‘clean’ mixing bowl with no crumbs.
5. Cover & place in the refrigerator for 10 minutes to firm up.
6. Fill the cookie press half full and use a template of your choice, or roll out and use a cookie cutter. Place cookies on the UNGREASED baking tray 2 finger widths apart. They shouldn’t spread too much so you could place them a little closer.
OPTIONAL : Prior to placing in the oven, some chopped almonds can be sprinkled on the cookies and gently pushed down (be careful not to squash the cookie shape!).
7. Bake in preheated oven at 350F for 8 – 10 minutes or until the edges just begin to slightly brown.
8. Remove from the oven, cool for 5 minutes on the baking tray then transfer to cooling rack

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