I don't remember exactly where I got the recipe for these cookies; all I know is that, twenty-five years ago, I copied it out of some magazine and I've been making them ever since. These cut out cookies contain less sugar than traditional sugar cookies, making them perfect for icing or dipping. The dough also includes cream cheese, which adds a special tenderness. When my boys were young, I always made them at Christmas time, Valentines Day, and Halloween, so they could decorate them with icing to look like Christmas trees, Santas, hearts, pumpkins, bats, ghosts, skeletons, etc... I now prefer to simply dip my cut out cookies in chocolate. The result is understated and delicious. In my opinion, they're best when the chocolate coat is a bit hard, so I keep them in the refrigerator until just before serving. Read more.