Cream Cheese Sugar Cookie Cut-Outs are made from a dough that's easy to work with. The cookies do not have any baking powder or baking soda, but are tender and light thanks to the cream cheese.
Note: For convenience, I divided the dough into two parts (as stated above) then set each part on a big sheet of non-stick foil and pressed each part into a big 3/8 inch thick circle. I covered the circles with another sheet of non-stick foil and chilled the big circles for a few hours. When I was ready to do the cutting, the dough was firm and the cut-outs popped right out with the cutters.