Continuing my quest for a great cookie improved with a bit of my favorite libations may I present - Kahlua and Cream Cheese Sugar Cookie!
I've been making this recipe since 2003 and found the recipe on AllRecipes.com. This cookie has never let me down. It's a super simple cookie - a little plain but full of flavor. The original recipe calls for almond and vanilla extracts but I replaced them with Kahlua. It is a very subtle flavor and there is hardly any in there to worry about feeding them to the ankle-biters.
This dough is very sticky! The best way to work with it is cold. If I can't refrigerate over night, I put it in the freezer for an hour before trying to work with it on a floured surface.
Anything round works as a cookie cutter, of course, shapes are always fun and festive.
I don't know about you but I actually hate to make sugar cookie cut-outs but I love their look. By the time I am half way through the batter I am done and I switch gears to make Hidden Candy Cookies. I take mini candies, like Snickers or Milky Way (my favorite) or whatever is leftover from Halloween and wrap the dough around the candy, roll into a ball, and bake.
These were made especially for Meegan at Sight and Sound Reading for a blogger cookie exchange!
We shared our cookie recipes we received here!
Kahlua and Cream Cheese Sugar Cookie
1 cup white sugar
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
3 ounces cream cheese,
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon Kahlua
1 egg yolk
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
|1.||Preheat oven to 375.|
|2.||Combine sugar, butter, cream cheese, salt, Kahlua, and egg yolk in a blender. Beat until smooth. Stir in flour until well blended. Chill the dough overnight for best results or for an hour in the freezer.|
|3.||Roll out chilled dough on a lightly floured surface and cut into desired shapes with lightly floured cookie cutters or a round glass.|
|4.||Place cookies on cookie sheet about an inch apart and bake for 7 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until light and golden brown.|
What is your favorite sugar cookie recipe?