1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract, pure
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 3-ounce package cream cheese, softened
1 egg, separated, reserving egg white
2 1/4 cups flour, all purpose
In a large bowl, combine brown sugar, butter, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, salt, cream cheese, and egg yolk. Beat until light and fluffy. Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup and level off. Add flour to butter mixture and mix well. Cover and refrigerate dough for 1 to 1 1/2 hours for easier handling.
Heat oven to 375 degrees.
On a well-floured surface, roll out 1/3 of dough at a time to 1/8 inch thickness. Keep remaining dough refrigerated. Cut out cookies using desired cutters.
Place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Lightly beat egg white in small bowl & brush over cookies. Sprinkle with color sugar, as desired.
Bake for 6 to 8 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 1 minute and remove from cookie sheets. Cool completely.
Not a NESTLÉ®-tested recipe.