Chanukah Sugar Cookies
Sugar cookies are often the first baked good that
children help to make because they are simple and lots of fun to decorate. In this recipe inspired by Kraft Recipes, Philadelphia cream cheese and butter make the cookies sinfully rich and we added a bit
of orange juice to add a subtle but delightful flavor.
In North America, sugar cookies are especially
popular during the holidays of Christmas, Halloween, and Chanukah. In this case, we've used special Chanukah cookie
cutters to make shapes appropriate for the holiday.
Recipe inspired by Kraft
Image credit: Kraft
- 1 pkg. (8 oz.) Philadelphia Cream Cheese, softened
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 2 cups flour
- colored sugar or decorating icings
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1/4 tsp. vanilla
- 2 Tbsp. orange juice
- Chanukah cookie cutters
Makes about 4 1/2 Dozen
Beat cream cheese, butter, sugar, vanilla and orange juice in large bowl with mixer until well blended. Add flour;
mix well. Cover. Refrigerate several hours or overnight.
Heat oven to 350°F. Roll out dough to 1/8-inch-thickness
on lightly floured surface. Cut into shapes with 2-inch cookie cutters; sprinkle with colored sugar. Or, leave
plain to frost later with decorating icing (after cookies are baked and cooled). Place on baking sheets.
Bake 12 to 15 min. or until edges are lightly browned.
Remove to wire racks. Cool completely.
Decorate as you like.