Thursday, February 06, 2014

Strawberry Cream Cheese Heart Cookies


1 pouch sugar cookie mix
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
4oz strawberry cream cheese, softened
2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
1 egg
Neon pink food color, if desired
Assorted candy sprinkles


1. Heat oven to 375°F. Line cookie sheet with cooking parchment paper.

2. In medium bowl, stir cookie mix, flour, softened cream cheese, lemon peel and egg until soft dough forms. Stir in food color to get desired neon pink color. Roll dough 1/4 inch thick on lightly floured surface. Cut with 2 1/2- to 3-inch heart-shaped cookie cutter. Place 1 inch apart on cookie sheet. Decorate cookies as desired by pressing assorted sprinkles into dough.

3. Bake 7 to 9 minutes or until light golden brown around edges. Remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 15 minutes.

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