Leaf Shaped Sugar Cookies

Leaf Shaped Sugar Cookies


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Make these fun sugar cookies around the holidays. Everyone will love them!

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Chicago, IL

Time needed

30 min preparation + 10 min cooking

Serving Size / Yield

4 servings


  • 1 Cup Butter, softened
  • 1 Package (3 Ounces) Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Egg Yolk
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Almond Extract
  • 2-1/4 Cups All-purpose Flour
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/8 Teaspoon Ground Nutmeg

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Cream together the butter, cream cheese and sugar in a large bowl, until light and fluffy.
Add in egg yolk and extracts and beat together.
Combine the flour, salt, baking soda and nutmeg in a separate bowl.
Slowly add to creamed mixture.
Cover with plastic wrap or a top and refrigerate for 3 hours or until easy to handle.
On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/4 inch thickness.
Slice various lengths of long pieces of dough to form the leaf shape.
Start making the leaves, as shown in the photo.
Place each cookie 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheet.
Bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until edges begin to brown.
Remove cookies from oven and let cool for 2 minutes on a wire rack.

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