This recipe is from Shirley McNevich's Mom's Best Recipes Vol 1. Published here with her permission.
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(by Shirley McNevich)
1 cup butter or margarine
1 8 oz. package Philly cream cheese
1 cup white sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. Calumet baking powder
In a mixer, cream together butter/margarine and cream cheese. Add sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Beat in one egg and vanilla. Add salt and baking powder and flour. Mix until smooth.
Chill dough in refrigerator overnight. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Using a cookie press or cookie gun, form cookies on greased cookie sheet. For holidays, sprinkle colored sugar over the top of cookies before baking. Bake 12-15 minutes until slightly brown.