What do you do on a Sunday afternoon when the whole
family is quietly napping and some much, much, much needed
rain is falling on the roof?
Bake some soft sugar cookies of course! :-)
Soft Sugar Cookies
makes about 3 dozen
3/4 butter, softened
3 oz cream cheese, softened
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon almond extract
2 3/4 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 375°.
Cream butter, cream cheese, and sugars.
Add egg and extract.
Blend flour, baking powder and salt.
Add dry ingredients to creamed mixture and combine until soft dough forms.
Roll out dough and cut with cookie cutter.
Bake at 375° for 10 minutes on a parchment lined cookie sheet.
for 3 dozen cookies
1/6 cup butter, softened
2 1/4 cups powdered sugar
1/8 cup milk
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
Combine all ingredients and mix until smooth.
I often like to sandwich the delicious frosting in between the cookies.
This makes it easy to package up some cookies to give to friends.