1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/4 tsp. vanilla
2 cups flour
colored sugar or decorating icings
- Beat cream cheese, butter, granulated sugar and vanilla in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add flour; mix well. Cover. Refrigerate several hours or overnight.
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Roll dough on lightly floured surface to 1/8-inch
thickness. Cut into shapes with 2-inch cookie cutters; sprinkle with colored sugar. Or, leave plain to frost later with decorating icing (after cookies are baked and cooled). Place on ungreased baking sheets.
- Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove to wire racks. Cool completely.