Sunday, December 18, 2011

3 Day Baking Weekend


What a weekend! I had Friday off and I spent 3 days baking! I hadn't started my Christmas baking yet... next year - I will start in November!!

The first recipe I tried, I found on Two Peas NSBR board. Everyone was raving about these cookies. And I agree - they are delicious!! I just hope they freeze well :)

Cream Cheese Cookies
from BelleMagic from Twopeasinabucket
1 cup butter
1 sm pkg of Cream Cheese (3oz)
1 cup sugar
1 egg yolk
2.5 cups flour
1 tsp. vanilla

Cream butter and cream cheese . Slowly add sugar beat until fluffy
Beat in egg yolk, add flour and vanilla. Mix Well. Chill dough
For at least 1 hour. Shape into 1 inch balls. Place on greased cookie sheet.
Bake at 325 degrees for 12-15 mins.

2 cups powdered sugar
4 Tablespoons milk
4 Tablespoons of butter
1 tsp. almond extract (get the real stuff not flavored imitation but extract)

ETA: I love almond flavoring so I add a dash to the cookie mix too. I use vanilla and almond in the cookie base the original recipe uses vanilla only.

After I made the frosting I made sure it was mixed really well and than I tasted it and I could have added a tad more milk or extract to taste but I can't remember. I held the cookies upside down and just dipped them in the frosting and the frosting gently settled as they sat there and firmed up. I did made sure they were cool when I frosted them so the frosting stayed on.




Nicki said...

Hope they are as tasty as they look. I have yet to start baking - actually am cutting back this year (less temptation).

Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

Those do look good! I was supposed to have gone to a cookie exchange today. And if I hadn't have been in a bad car accident Thursday, had amniocentesis on Friday & also a bad cold the entire time...these would have been perfect!

Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

Oh & I think I even figured out how to pin these on pinterest! Maybe. At least, the pinterest thing will take me to your blog. Hopefully it would take me to the recipe, but I don't know exactly how you tell.

Becca said...

Those look scrumptious!

Elizabeth said...

Yummy....I make a similar cookie but without icing- going to have to give these a try!!