This will be a short post but I feel compelled to share. I love the idea of cut-out cookies and cookie cutters but am never a huge fan of the reality of cut-out cookies. Too hard and bland. UNTIl – until – I saw Susan’s (of She’s Becoming Doughmesstic) post about soft sugar cookies. I had heard tales of cream cheese in the dough being the answer but had never tried it. The pictures of her cookies inspired me to try and I am glad I did. If you are looking for a soft sugar cookie, these are the answer!
My older son and I decorated these (so they look nothing like Susan’s little works of art). The key is take them out before they look like they are done if you want them to stay soft. My mini-cookies took only four minutes. I made one slight alteration. I didn’t have any lemon extract but added a pinch of fresh grated nutmeg. Click here for the recipe and happy decorating!