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Fruit Sugar Cookies


Is the ground shaking where you live?  If it is, that’s just me jumping up and down because summer is finally here! My favorite time of year. Woot! Woot!

4th of July Sugar Cookies. Red white and blue!

It is time for BBQ’s, water activities, vacations, fresh fruit and just plain good ole’ summer time fun.  And as you start your summer, I am going to share with you one of my all-time favorite recipes for my sugar cookies.   It is a recipe that I ALWAYS get asked for, sooo….are you ready to make some cookies?  Let’s get cookin’!

Fruit Sugar Cookies
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Ingredients
Dough
  • 1 cup soft butter
  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • 1½ cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ½ tsp almond extract
  • 3½ cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
Frosting
  • 1 8oz package of cream cheese, softened
  • ⅔ cup sugar
  • 2 cups whipping cream
  • Fruit of your choice. Strawberries, blueberries, bananas, kiwi, peaches, etc.
Instructions
  1. Blend butter and cream cheese. Add sugar and egg. Mix in remaining dry ingredients and blend into the creamed mixture. Chill for 1 hour. Roll out dough on floured surface until ¼ inches thick (a must!) Cut with desired cookie cutter shape and bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes. For these cookies, I used a round cutter. Let cookies cool.
  2. In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Gradually add sugar. Blend well. Beat in whipping cream until soft peaks form. Spread cream mixture on cooled crust. Arrange fruit as desired on top.
  3. Keep chilled until ready to serve.
Notes
***These cookies are best when they are served soon after they are frosted so they won't get too soggy.

I love the red, white and blue of these Fruit Sugar Cookies.  They are  perfect for all the patriotic barbecues this summer!

4th of July Sugar Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

If I’m not topping these cookies with fruit, I use a different frosting recipe and the cookies turn out more like this:

Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies. Soft and moist - make some for when your kids come home from school today! madefrompinterest.net #cookies

Check out the link HERE for the additional frosting recipe!

No matter which version you make, this might just be your new favorite cookie recipe.   I hope you enjoy!

 

Debbie

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