CCPS #2 Cute Cut-outs

Cut-outs. Something that I knew needed to be mastered. I must say, it took some time. But, now that I have a loving relationship with my Kitchen-aid and I know that your are not supposed to soften butter in the microwave, I can move foward in my life.

Cream Cheese Cut-outs

sounded delighftul (that they are) make sure to add a bunch of sprinkles and icing, this cookie is designed to be topped!

Items Needed:

8 oz. Cream Cheese
3/4 cup of butter (softened-not in the microwave!!)
One cup of granulated sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 1/4 cup of flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda

1. Preheat oven to 350*

2. In large bowl cream together butter, cream cheese, and sugar. Add vanilla.
3. Slowly add the flour and baking soda mixture to the we ingredients.

4. Remove from mixer and coat in flour. Knead dough 5 or 6 times. Put in the freezer for about 30 minutes. The dough is veeeerry sticky and is best rolled 5 minutes after being frozen. Trust me!

5. Bake cookies until light golden edges are seen on the cookies, about 10-12 minutes.

6. Make into alllll sorts of shapes, sizes, and things! Cut names into them, insert holes to make ornaments, or just cover them in frosting and eat them all!

A bunch of poor little snowmen! They are so excited to be decorated! Unfortunately, many of them would be eaten before they ever saw the likes of any icing!

hehehe…..Reindeer love….isn’t it precious? Creepy…but precious!

These two cookies are my pride and joy. My mother bought me a little kit from Williams and Sonoma called the Name in a cookie set! It has to be the coolest thing ever. It’s so good that I have the best mom in the world to spoil me with baking treasures. Oh how I can’t wait to personalize cookies for everyone! Decorating them is a blast too. Which by they way, these cookies are decorated with a Wilton Icing Tube Red and White Swirl with a fin circle tip. Both of these items can be found at Michaels or any crafty/bakingy store.