Cream Cheese Cut-out Cookies
1 cup butter, softened
1 (8 oz.) pkg.
cream cheese, softened
1 ½ cups sugar
1 tsp vanilla
3 & 1/3 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
In large bowl,
combine butter and cream cheese. Beat until
well combined. Add sugar; beat
until fluffy. Add egg, vanilla
and almond extract and beat well. Combine flour
powder; add to creamed mixture. Beat until well blended.
dough in half. Cover and refrigerate for about 1 ½ hours
or until dough is easy
to handle. On a lightly floured surface roll
dough to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut
with desired cookie cutters.
Place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 375°
F for 9 minutes.
Pipe or spread Almond Frosting onto cooled cookies.
small bowl, beat 2 cups powdered sugar, 2 tbsp. softened
butter and ¼ tsp.
almond extract until smooth. Beat in enough
milk to make of piping or spreading
consistency. Stir in a few drops
of food colouring, if desired. Garnish with
candies or nuts, if desired.
FOREVER ENDS by Carol Hibbs
A move to another part of the province is Gabrielle's greatest transition. It is a turning point she and her sons desperately need. A new and safe house would be a wonderful change, or so she hopes. The house is haunted, or possessed, or something too evil to even imagine.
Gabrielle isn’t planning on any romances, never mind falling in love with her gorgeous cabin building neighbour, Ryan. Bad things seemed to happen to people she loved. It is impossible to resist Ryan, and lunacy to assist Christina, the young girl that is either trapped somehow in Gabrielle's house, or trapped in someone's world. Her sons, friends, Ryan and his daughter, Tess, helps her to save Christina.