Posted on February 01, 2016
not made with snow but with cream cheese
1/2 cup butter
1 3 ounce. package. cream cheese, softened
2 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cups sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1/2 cup powdered sugar
In a large mixing bowl combine butter and cream cheese. Beat with an electric mixer on medium to high for 30 seconds. Add 1 cup of the flour, sugar, egg, baking powder, vanilla, and almond extract, beat till combined. Stir in remaining 1 cup flour. Divide in half. Cover dough and chill for 1 to 2 hours or till firm.
On a lightly floured surface, roll one portion of chilled dough at a time to 1/4" thickness. Using cookie cutters, cut into desired shapes.
Use a drinking straw to make decorative holes or hanging holes. Transfer cutouts to an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake in a 350* oven for 8 to 10 minutes or till edges are light brown
and cookies are slightly puffed. Transfer cookies to a wire rack, cool thoroughly. Use a sifter to sprinkle with powdered sugar just before serving.
Makes about 3 dozen.
All prices are in USD.