Cream Cheese Butter Cookies
Gene's favorite cookies - other than springerles   

       2 (3 oz) pkgs. cream cheese
           softened
       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].
- 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.

Hints:
Try various flavors - oil of cinnamon, almond,
lemon,or orange.  Tint dough with food coloring.
Brush melted chocolate on the underside of the cookies.
Shaping fancy picture cookies with embossed designs still deserves the status it held
 long ago -- "an art requiring instructions
 and special aptitude."    However,
patience and practice suffice.

Instructions for Molding Cookies
in Deep Cavity Molds

A - Dust the mold cavity with powdered sugar.
Remove excess sugar and save for redusting mold.
B - Press a portion of chilled dough into the cavity.
Cut away excess dough. 
C -Holding your hand at the top of the mold,with the dough-filled cavity facing down,slam the bottom edge of the mold against the work surface so as to cause the cookie figure to loosen and release.  
Some molds may require your guiding the partially released cookie to the cookie sheet.

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This page was last updated: July 7, 2014
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