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Easy Valentine's Day Sugar Cookies (Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies)

The perfect sugar cookie dough made with cream cheese which makes for extra soft and flavorful cookies.

Course Dessert
Prep Time 4 hours
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 5 hours
Servings 36 cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter or margarine {softened}
  • 8 oz cream cheese {softened}
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 3 1/4 cups flour

Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl beat butter or margarine and cream cheese with an electric mixer on medium speed until combined.  Add sugar and beat until light and fluffy.  Beat in egg, vanilla extract and baking powder.  Beat in flour gradually, until completely combined.  Divide dough in half, wrap each half in saran wrap and refrigerate for 3 hours {and up to 3 days} or until easy to handle.

  2. Roll dough out onto a lightly floured surface to about 1/4" thickness. Cut out with desired cookie cutter. Place cutout cookies onto a silicone or parchment lined baking sheet. Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 8-11 minutes or until the edges are begin to turn a slight color of golden brown. Let cookies cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes and then move to a cooling rack to cool completely.

  3. Decorate as desired. Store your Valentine's Day sugar cookies in an airtight container at room temperature or freeze for up to 3 months.