Day-9 Sugar Cookie Cut-outs
Today’s cookie is fun! I mean it! The dough resembles playdough, you get to roll it out and cut fun shapes out of it, and then sprinkle candies on top that give the cookie a real pretty look to it. Fun!
My kids came in from school just as I was finishing up and my youngest son was disappointed because he wanted to help. Wow! These past 9 days have turned my football loving, mud wearing, hockey playing 7 year old into a baking aficionado! (ok, that maybe taking it a little far, but I wanted to emphasize how much of a big deal this is). I still have a chance to bring one of them over…Yes!
This is another Kraft Canada recipe that I have used many times and it is in an 11 yr. old magazine that I have. When I checked it out online they had made changes to it so here it is, as in the magazine.
Sugar Cookie Cut-outs
- 1 pkg. (250 g) of Cream Cheese, softened
- 3/4 cup of butter/margarine, softened
- 1 cup of granulated sugar
- 2 tsp. of vanilla
- 2-1/4 cups of flour
- 1/2 tsp. of baking soda
- Life Savers candies
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Beat cream cheese, butter, granulated sugar and vanilla in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add flour and baking soda; mix well.
- Roll dough to 1/8 inch thickness on lightly floured surface. Cut into assorted shapes using 3-inch cookie cutters. Place on greased baking sheets.
- Bake 10-12 mins. or until edges begin to brown. Transfer cookies to wire rack; immediately press about 1/2 tsp. crushed Life Savers candy onto each hot cookie. Cool completely on rack.
Makes about 3-1/2 dozen cookies, 1 cookie per serving. (I was able to make 4 dozen).
- Do you prep work-make sure you have cream cheese out for an hour so that it is soft enough to work with. Crush your lifesavers before hand (I used 10 for each colour).
- This dough is really soft so I sprinkled it with about 2 tbsp. of flour to make it less sticky. I also floured my work surface really well (not lightly as suggested).
- After the cookies were finished baking I sprinkled the candies on while still on the baking sheet and put them back in the oven for about 30 seconds, so the candies would melt a bit and then harden to the cookie as they cooled.
- Make sure they are well cooled prior to packing away or the candy will stick the cookies together.
I have to admit that I do not know if this is a good candidate for freezing, but that is where they are going as I will not need them for another week. I will let you know how they were after coming out of the freezer.
Hope you try these ones also. If you do I would love to know ❤ !