Butter Nut Sugar Cookies

1 cup + 2 TB brown sugar (firmly packed)
3 ounces Neufchatel cheese
1/4 cup + 2 TB butter (softened)
2 tbsp Skim milk
1/2 tsp Vanilla extract
1/2 tsp Butter extract
1/2 tsp Nut flavoring
1 Egg
3 cup All purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp Baking powder
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 cup Powdered sugar (sifted)
1 1/2 tsp Water
Food coloring (optional)

Cream together brown sugar, cheese and butter at medium speed using an electric mixer, until fluffy. Add in the milk, flavorings and egg, beating well. Combine flour, baking powder and salt. Add to creamed mixture, beating well. Roll dough to 1/8 inch thickness on a well floured surface. Make sure to refrigerate remaining dough. Cut into desired shapes with cookie cutters. Place 1 inch apart on baking sheets. Bake at 350 degress F for about 10 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool.

To make frosting, combine powdered sugar, water and food coloring, mix until smooth. Spoon icing into decorating bag fitted with a round, small tip and pipe icing onto cookies after they are cooled.

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