Posted by prterrellI came up with these on the spur of the moment. I was baking cookies for an event and ran out of ingredients and didn't have time to go to the store. I remembered that I had cream cheese icing in the freezer and thought to myself "hmmm, that's fat and sugar, just need to add a few other things, wonder if I can make these into cookies?" Fortunately it worked out, and a new cookie was born! INGREDIENTS 2 sticks (1 cup) butter, room temp 8 ounces cream cheese, room temp 2 tbsp sour cream 2 pounds confectioner's sugar, sifted + extra for coating finished cookies 3 eggs 2 tsp vanilla extract 2 tsp lemon extract 1 tsp almond extract 1 tsp salt 2 tsp baking powder 9 cup all-purpose flour DIRECTIONS 1 - Make cream cheese icing: blend together butter, cream cheese, and sour cream until fully incorporated, then mix in confectioner's sugar, 1 cup at a time, mix until smooth. 2 - Add eggs, 1 at a time. 3 - Add vanilla, lemon, and almond extracts (may substitute 1 tbsp + 2 tsp of creme bouquet flavoring, wedding bouquet flavoring, or princess emulsion) 4 - Sift together dry ingredients and slowly add to icing mixture and mix until thoroughly incorporated. 5 - Chill for at least one hour. 6 - Scoop using small cookie scoop (1 tbsp) onto parchment lined baking sheets (12 per half-sheet sized baking sheet), then moisten fingers and flatten cookies lightly. 7 - Bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 12-14 minutes. 8 - Move cookies immediately from baking sheets to cooling racks and cool completely. 9 - Coat cookies in powdered sugar. Makes 7 doz.
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