I've had so many requests for my Dream Cookies that I decided to post the recipe.  Sorry I didn't think about it earlier.   As for my MIL's spritz cookies…I don't have that recipe.  From what I understand it's just Spritz cookies…..that you make with a cookie press……but I swear the green trees are magical! 

Here's the Dream Cookies recipe:
Cookies: 
1 cup butter (softened)
1 cp sugar
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 tbsp cream (or milk)
2 eggs (well beaten) 
1 1/2 tsp baking powder 
3 to 3 1/4 cups flour

Cream together butter and sugar in mixing bowl.  Dissolve baking soda in the cream(or milk) and add to creamed mixture, mix well.  Add eggs & baking powder and mix.  Add flour in 1/2 cup at a time, add enough to make the dough stiff.  Roll dough 1/4 to 1/8 inch thick and cut with cookie cutter.  

Bake at 350 until lightly browned. (my old stove used to be 10 to 12 minutes, my current one anywhere from 9 to 15 minutes)  Usually makes around 45 cookies, if you make them thinnner you'll get more but remember to reduce your cooking time, the cookies are more like a shortbread, not a thin sugar cookie.

Frosting:  
3 oz cream cheese (softened) 
1/2 cp butter (softened)
2 Tbsp milk
1tsp almond extract 
Powdered sugar

Blend 1/2 cup butter, cream cheese, milk & extract in bowl (this is also when I add food coloring).  Beat in enough powdered sugar for spreading consistency.  (I usually get a knife and practice spreading on one of the broken cookies, if it's too thick I add more powdered sugar, the more sugar you add the thinner it gets.)

Frost cookies and store in airtight container in fridge!!

Warning!!!!!  Give some of these cookies to a friend or otherwise you'll find yourself having them for breakfast, lunch and supper!! 

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