Cream Cheese Butter Cookies
Gene's favorite cookies - other than springerles
2 (3 oz) pkgs. cream cheese
1 cup margarine, softened
1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 1/2 cups flour
1 - Combine ingredients in a large bowl,stir well until mixture forms ball.
2 - Knead in bowl or on floured surface 1-2 min.[adding additional flour if needed to make smooth, pliable and non-sticky dough].
3 - Shape dough into one or more smooth balls,cover and refrigerate 3 hours or overnight.
4 - Follow instructions on page 1.Using cookie stamps, recipe makes 4 dozen cookies.
5 - Bake about 5-15 minutes in a 350 degree oven until edges show a slight browning.
Try various flavors - oil of cinnamon, almond,
lemon,or orange. Tint dough with food coloring.
Brush melted chocolate on the underside of the cookies.