Homemade Sugar Cookies

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I’ve always loved a good sugar cookie especially around the Holidays. But for some reason, the ones in the store never did it for me! I was searching to figure out what makes the perfect sugar cookie! The ingredients seemed so easy, but there had to be something special other than butter, sugar and flour to add into a sugar cookie to give it a perfect balance of crumbly, crunchy and soft!…And then, i finally figured it out!! It was the perfect additive…and you’ll never guess what it is!! Stay Tuned…

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Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 stick of unsalted butter
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extra
  • 2 oz of cream cheese (THE MAGIC INGREDIENT!)
  • 1 bottle of your favorite sprinkles
  • a few of your favorite cookie cutters (optional)

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DIRECTIONS:
Preheat oven to 325°F. Cream butter, cream cheese and sugar. Add vanilla and egg.
Sift dry ingredients together and add to mixture. Mix completely, but take care not to over mix.

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Divide dough in half and form each half into a log and wrap in parchment or wax paper. Refrigerate dough for 5 minutes. Then on a floured surface, if you plan to use cookie cutters, use a rolling pin ( or get creative and wrap parchment paper around a wine bottle lol) and roll the dough out about an inch flat.Use your favorite shapes and press firmly in the dough.

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Carefully pour enough sprinkles onto a plate to make a single layer. Press one side of each circle of dough into the sprinkles and place on a parchment lined cookie sheet, sprinkle side up.

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Fill the pan up, leaving about 1 1/2 inches between cookies. Bake at 325°F for 12-13 minutes, or until cookies are a light golden brown almost all over.
Remove from oven and allow to cool on cookie sheet for 5 minutes before moving to a cooling rack to finish cooling completely.

Makes about 4-5 dozen cookies

And ENJOY!

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