Sweet Chickens

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A little Homespun Goodness to start off the New Year….. Sweet Chickens!

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Here a cluck, there a cluck, everywhere a cluck cluck.

ya know….I haven’t baked these Cream Cheese Cut-outs in almost 30 years and felt it was time to get out one of my favorite recipes!  Really, how could a favorite wait for 30 years????

Not sure where the recipe came from…it was re-written on a recipe card many moons ago and tucked away…for no other reason than it takes time to make cut-outs~ and the time was now to get it out….being that I purchased a new cookie cutter while away this summer.  A simple sweet chicken (or is it rooster?), that caught my eye while at Yankee Candle!

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It is a nice after Christmas project to do…..there is always that down time between Christmas and New Years.

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…the cream cheese keeps the cookie softer and makes for a yummy difference, cutting them little thicker too.

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I used Betty Crocker White Cookie Icing to create the fun designs.  It is just a hint more sweeter than the cookie!

Giving as a Christmas gift?….just add green and red jimmies or icing!

Cream Cheese Cut-Outs Recipe

Cream together 1 Cup sugar, 1 Cup softened butter and 3oz softened cream cheese until light and fluffy.  Add in 1 tsp vanilla and 1 egg and mix well. 

Then level off 2 an 1/2 Cups of flour (with sifted 1/4 tsp salt) and stir into mixture gradually until combined.

Then cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate 1 to 2 hours or overnight.

Roll and Cut into shapes on a floured surface.  Bake at 375 degrees for 7 minutes.  Cool for 1 minute.  When cool, sprinkle with jimmies or icing and Enjoy.

tip:  I added additional flour, the dough can be a little sticky.  I also used parchment paper on my cookie sheets to bake.  Lovin’ the parchment paper.

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I thought I had a cow cookie cutter too…..but I did not….or maybe I did and I can’t find it, it’s been 30 years ya know.  anyway….I thought the cast iron cow in the photo added a little humor!

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…the cookies would make a nice homespun gift for a friend….just for fun.  All wrapped up with bakers twine, of course, in a cello bag.

How about with a super cute acrylic ‘chicken’ tag tie-on…create one from the ‘Floating Chickens’ free pattern.  Or a simple ‘homespun’ free pattern in Classic Chalk Art style, this would look so cute!

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hemmmm, I think I will experiment with the cookie dough for Easter….stay tuned for a classic combo of flavors ….fingers crossed it will be delicious! 

Enjoy and let’s be birds of a feather, ok?


Up Next: Playing Favorites-Christmas, Bentwood w/ Watercolor Paper for Penciling, Brush~N~Hand Studio New Pattern, Workshop Page Updates and Playing Favorites-For Artists!

16 thoughts on “Sweet Chickens

  1. Those cookies look delicious ! I will have to try the recipe sometime . Silly me I thought the little video that says “cut outs 10 “ we’re going to be baking bloopers that didn’t make the cut !

  2. Amy, You are just too much…so talented.
    So much energy using all rhe blessings you have been giving…and them sharing them with us.. thank you. You are an amazing wonderful person..i knew I’d love you the minute we met!
    Cant wait to get back to penci in hand again.
    Only thing, now Im having a diffucult time, keeping up.with the the schedule.LOL
    But its all worth it! 😘❤

    • and I am blessed to be able to share what I have learned and have met so many wonderful people…..so thankful to have met you, I really enjoy creating together! We are going to have a great 2018! Hugs Ellie, you are very sweet!

  3. Those look YUMMY! I bet they would be fun to make with an ornamental dough to use as ornaments of bowl fillers……hmmmmm!

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