Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting
Yes! These are a million times better then the basic store bought pre-made sugar cookie dough! Just be prepared, have someone to take all these cookies to or you will want to eat them all! Cookiesandcups.com is such an awesome food blog!
Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies
1 (8oz) package cream cheese, room temp
2 cups butter, room temp
2 cups sugar
2 egg yolks
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp salt
5 -1/4 cups flour
In bowl of a stand mixer, beat cream cheese and butter until creamy, about 2 minutes, scraping sides as necessary.
Add sugar and beat for an additional 3 minutes. Mixture should be fluffy and pale in color. Turn mixer to medium low and add in egg yolks, vanilla and salt and mix until combined.
Turn mixer to low and slowly add in flour. Mix just until all flour is incorporated. Chill dough for at least 2 hours.
When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 and line baking sheet with parchment paper.
Remove dough from fridge and in portions, roll dough to 1/2 inch thick on a floured surface. Using cookie cutters cut dough and place onto prepared baking sheet. Cookies won't spread too much.
Bake for 10-12 minutes, depending on how large the cookies are that your baking. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely before icing.
Cream Cheese Frosting
8 oz cream cheese, room temperature
2 cubes butter, (1 cup) room temperature
6 cups powdered sugar
Cream together butter and cream cheese until smooth. Slowly add in powdered sugar and turn the mixer up to medium high and beat until smooth and creamy.
Color with food coloring if desired. EnJOY!