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Maple Leaf Cream Cookies

5
5
5
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
45 min
Prep
15 min
Cook
30 min
Serves
13
Difficulty
Easy
These sweet treats are decorative, delicious and fun. Plus, they're wonderfully light thanks to light butter and light cream cheese.

Ingredients

Light butter

½ cup(s), softened (1 stick)

Sugar

½ Tbsp, granulated

Egg(s)

1 large

Vanilla extract

2 tsp, divided

Table salt

tsp

All-purpose flour

1½ cup(s), or more as needed

Low fat cream cheese

½ cup(s)

Sugar

1 Tbsp, icing

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat together butter and granulated sugar until blended.
  2. Add egg, 1 teaspoon of the vanilla and salt and mix well.
  3. Gradually add flour and mix until a manageable dough forms, adding more flour if necessary to make a manageable dough.
  4. Form dough into a disk, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate 1 hour.
  5. Preheat oven to 375o.
  6. Transfer dough to a lightly floured surface and roll out to 1/4-inch thickness.
  7. Cut dough into maple leaf shapes using a cookie cutter.
  8. Transfer cookies to a large, ungreased baking sheet and bake 10 to 12 minutes, until golden around the edges. Transfer to wire racks to cool completely.
  9. In a small bowl, combine cream cheese, confectioners’ sugar and remaining teaspoon of vanilla extract. Mix well to combine.
  10. When cookies are cooled, spread 1 teaspoon of cream cheese mixture onto one side of a maple leaf cookie (the flat side).