About this recipe:These scrumptious biscuits are unique with the addition of cream cheese. Roll out the dough and use your favourite biscuit cutters to make festive treats at Christmas or Easter, or for any occasion!
200g caster sugar
225g butter, softened
85g cream cheese, softened
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg yolk
280g plain flour
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Method Prep:15min › Cook:10min › Extra time:5hr35min › Ready in:6hr
In a large bowl, combine the sugar, butter, cream cheese, salt, almond and vanilla extracts, and egg yolk. Beat until smooth. Stir in flour until well blended. Chill the dough for 8 hours, or overnight.
Preheat oven to 190 C / Gas mark 5.
On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough 1/3 at a time to .25cm thickness, refrigerating remaining dough until ready to use. Cut into desired shapes with lightly floured biscuit cutters. Place 2 to 3cm apart on ungreased baking trays. Leave biscuits plain for icing, or brush with slightly beaten egg white and sprinkle with hundred and thousands or coloured sugar.
Bake for 7 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until light and golden brown. Cool biscuits completely before icing.