Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies

Cream cheese gives sugar cookies a marvelous flavor. It also makes the dough softer and stickier. The dough needs to be cold when these are rolled out; if it begins to stick, return it to the refrigerator for a while.

This dough is used in Shining Star Cookies.

Mexican Sugar Cookies (Biscochitos)

Kissed with the flavors of anise, sherry, and cinnamon, these sugar cookies are in a class by themselves.

Shining Star Cookies

Shining Star Sugar Cookie recipe

The trick to making star cookies really shine is to use edible glitter rather than ordinary decorating sugar and to roll it into the surface of the dough.

The Best Sugar Cookies

We have eaten way too many sugar cookies over the course of our lifetime, but Barbara’s sugar cookies are among the best we have tasted.