Cream Cheese Butter Cookies

This recipe will not hold the design as well as most recipes that are designed for molded cookies, but will satisfy those who wish to have a richer sweeter cookie.

What you’ll need:

  • 2 cups flour sifted

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¾ cup butter, softened

  • 2 ounces cream cheese

  • ¾ cup sugar

  • 1 egg yolk

  • finely grated rind of one lemon or orange

  • 1 teaspoon lemon oil or orange oil

Sift together flour and salt. Cream butter and cream cheese together. Gradually add sugar and mix well. Beat in egg yolk and flavoring. Chill dough well – at least 4 hours, overnight is best.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Roll dough on floured surface 1/4 inch thick. Flour cookie mold. Imprint, cut cookies and place on cookie sheet. Repeat.

Bake 10 – 12 minutes till cookies are light brown around the edges. Transfer to wire rack to cool. Cool completely and store in airtight containers.

Flavor Variations
Replace lemon with: 1 teaspoon vanilla and ½ teaspoon nutmeg or 1 teaspoon vanilla and 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon