Saturday, April 23, 2011

Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies with Lemon Icicng

Let me start by saying this is OFFICIALLY my "go to" sugar cookie.  I have tried several different recipes from several really well known blogs and sites and these were the tastiest and held up the best.  They can run on the delicate side BUT this also lends to how long they stay good.  I even forced (yes FORCED) a co-worker who doesn't like cream cheese to try one and he loved it.  The cookies do NOT taste like cream cheese at all but boy it does WONDERS for their texture.  The icing made them out of this world good.  I always half the recipe and still get probably 2 dozen large cookies.

So you may notice this post is a little short.  Thats because I have a FREAKING AWESOME recipe (and photo) I am going to post. That and the fact I have so many stinking things to do this weekend which is really REALLY getting in the way of my huge baking weekend.  This is the weekend I was going to tackle yeast dang it!  Now I have birthday parties and that stupid Easter Holiday is here haha!  So, I will start my poolish tonight (bread starter) and hopefully get my my No Knead Bread done, plus the homemade quiche's I'm going to take a stab at.  WHEW!  

White Velvet Sugar Cookies
(Courtesy of My Kitchen Cafe)

2 cups butter, softened
1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened
2 cups sugar
2 egg yolks
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 ¾ cups flour

Lemon Zinger Icing

Powdered Sugar (I didn't measure so maybe 1-2 cups for half a batch of sugar cookies)
Freshly squeezed lemon juice (at least one lemon - add until you get a glaze consistency)
Zest of one lemon
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Cream butter and cream cheese until light and fluffy. Add sugar, egg yolks and vanilla; mix well. Gradually add flour. The dough will be VERY soft; don’t worry, it gets firmer after chilling. Cover and chill two hours or until firm. Roll out on floured surface to ¼ inch thickness. Cut into shapes; place on greased baking sheets (or use parchment paper). Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until set (but not browned). Cool 5 minutes. Place on wire racks to cool. Using a spoon, drizzle on the sugar cookies.  Let stay on rack until set.  

1 comment:

  1. my mouth is totally watering~~~~~! These look amazing and so pretty! I must try these out, too! LOVE your blog....and YOU! xo