A fluffy cookie that tastes like a pastry. I use this simple recipe to cut out heart-shaped cookies for Valentine's Day.

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Ingredients

30
Original recipe yields 30 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cream butter and cream cheese until fluffy; gradually blend in sugar. Stir together flour and salt; stir into creamed mixture. Cover; chill dough several hours or overnight.

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  • Divide dough into thirds. On lightly floured surface, roll out dough, one section at a time. (Keep the other sections refrigerated.) Cut out with cookie cutter to desired shapes.

  • Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake until firm, but not brown, about 12 minutes. If desired, sift additional confectioners' sugar over slightly warm cookies.

Nutrition Facts

118.8 calories; 1.5 g protein; 8.6 g carbohydrates; 24.5 mg cholesterol; 85.3 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
01/28/2003
This is a great recipe for cut out cookies! I made these and iced them with the new Whipped frosting from a can (which was really quick and easy) for Valentines Day and took them to the office. They were a huge hit! I was told You have to make these again. I also made them for my picky boyfriend who only likes really plain vanilla type cookies and he enjoyed them too. Will definately make these again and again! Just be sure you chill the dough really well before making the cut-outs. Thanks for the great recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
02/07/2003
I am always looking for a good soft cookie recipe but I thought the flavor was extremely disappointing. These cookies had hardly any taste and were not sweet at all. They tasted more like a bisquit to me. I would never make them again. Read More
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14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
01/28/2003
This is a great recipe for cut out cookies! I made these and iced them with the new Whipped frosting from a can (which was really quick and easy) for Valentines Day and took them to the office. They were a huge hit! I was told You have to make these again. I also made them for my picky boyfriend who only likes really plain vanilla type cookies and he enjoyed them too. Will definately make these again and again! Just be sure you chill the dough really well before making the cut-outs. Thanks for the great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/28/2003
This is a great recipe for cut out cookies! I made these and iced them with the new Whipped frosting from a can (which was really quick and easy) for Valentines Day and took them to the office. They were a huge hit! I was told You have to make these again. I also made them for my picky boyfriend who only likes really plain vanilla type cookies and he enjoyed them too. Will definately make these again and again! Just be sure you chill the dough really well before making the cut-outs. Thanks for the great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
02/07/2003
I am always looking for a good soft cookie recipe but I thought the flavor was extremely disappointing. These cookies had hardly any taste and were not sweet at all. They tasted more like a bisquit to me. I would never make them again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/13/2003
This was quick and easy and with a little icing the cookies are delicious! The cookies are nice and moist while still being a little flaky - kind of like pastry dough. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
08/29/2002
These cookies have a good flavor but shrink a lot while baking! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/29/2003
This was the best recipe I have found for cut-out cookies. Everyone loved them because they tasted like a pastry and weren't too sweet. We decorate them with icing and sprinkles and everyone loves them. The dough is sticky though so leaving it in the fridge overnight is the best way to go. I am making these again with pumpkin shaped cookie cutters for halloween. Thanks for the wonderful recipe! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/16/2006
Made these for Valentines Day and was not too impressed with them. They tasted more like a bisquit than a pasty and were a bit dry. I chilled the dough and it was easy to work with. Not sure why they didn't taste like a pastry but I just might make them again but try somethings different. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/28/2003
Theese cookies are GREAT they taste like cheese cake. my three year old helped me make them and it was very simple and she loves the taste YOU GO ROBIN J. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/29/2002
Shrunk alot and not that good when your done... Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
02/12/2008
Ugh - I hate mixing up great ingredients only to stand defeated in my kitchen. No way would it roll out. I ended up with little lumps of dough flattened w/ damp fingers. We sprinkled w/ red sugar to try and salvage this Valentines Treat. My husband didn't care for them. The kids aren't impressed. The cream cheese taste is great - but this recipe would work better for a press-in-pan pie crust than cookies. Very disappointing. So much for sweet heart-shaped cookies for the neighbors. Read More
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