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A little Homespun Goodness to start off the New Year….. Sweet Chickens!
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!
It is a nice after Christmas project to do…..there is always that down time between Christmas and New Years.
…the cream cheese keeps the cookie softer and makes for a yummy difference, cutting them little thicker too.
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.
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!
…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.
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?
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