Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Sweets for the Sweet...

Emily came home for the night, ostensibly to ride the horse & to make Valentine's cookies.

I baked the cookies & made the frosting and let her have at them. Here they are:

HMMM.. my "network cable is inplugged".....NOT!
Everytime she's on her desktop, I lose my connection. F%$^&ing sucks.

Here's the cookie recipe:
Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies

1 cup sugar
1 cup butter, softened
3 oz. cream cheese, softened
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon almond extract
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg yolk, reserve white
2 cups all purpose flour

In large bowl, combine sugar, butter & cream cheese. Cream together until blended. Add salt, extracts, and egg yolk; blend well.
Stir in flour until well blended. Wrap dough in plastic in a disk shape. Refrigerate dough minimum 2 hours.
Heat oven to 375 degrees. On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough 1/3 at a time to 1/8” thickness. Cut into desired shapes with lightly floured cutters.
Place ½” to ¾” apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
Leave cookie plain, or brush with reserved slightly beaten egg white and sprinkle with sugar.
Bake at 375 degrees for 7 to 10 minutes or until edges turn pale golden brown.
Makes about 4 dozen 2" cookies.

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