Get your house ready for your upcoming open house! Bake these delicious cookies right before the open house and create a fresh cookie aroma in the home. Leave the cookies out for guests and provide coffee and tea.
Cream Cheese House-Shaped Sugar Cookies Recipe
1 cup sugar
1 cup butter, softened
1 pkg (3 oz) cream cheese, softened
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon almond extract
½ teaspoon vanilla
1 egg yolk
2 cups all-purpose flour
House-Shaped Cookie Cutter
Colored sugar or decorator icing, if desired
In large bowl, combine all ingredients except flour and colored sugar; beat until light and fluffy.
Add flour; mix well. Shape dough into 3 disks. Wrap dough in plastic wrap; refrigerate 1 hour for easier handling.
Heat oven to 375°F. On floured surface, roll out 1 disk of dough at a time to 1/8-inch thickness. (Keep remaining dough refrigerated.) Cut with lightly floured 2 1/2-inch house-shaped cookie cutter. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Decorate with colored sugar.
Bake at 375°F. for 6 to 10 minutes or until light golden brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheets. If desired, frost and decorate plain cookies.