Saturday, February 14, 2009

My favorite Sugar Cookie Recipe (so far).

A good sugar cookie recipe is something I am always looking for.  I have tried probably ten different recipes, and I think I finally found one that I will use from now on.  This recipe actually has a really great flavor without the addition of frosting.  The cookies pictured are from the Super Bowl party- pretty much the only time I have the patience to make these uber time-consuming cookies.

The Best Sugar Cookies

1 8oz pkg Light Philadelphia brand Neufchatel Cheese, softened
1 cup Parkay Margarine (2 sticks)
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
2 1/2 cups flour

1.  Preheat oven to 375.
2.  Combine neufchatel cheese, margarine, sugar and extract, mixing until well blended.
3.  Add flour; mix well.
4.  Chill dough several hours or overnight.
5.  On slightly floured surface, roll dough to 1/4 inch thickness, cut with 2 1/2 - 3 1/2 inch cutters.
6.  Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
7.  Bake at 375 8-9 minutes or until edges are browned.