A delicious and minty sugar cookie with Valentine appeal.
In a large bowl, combine 1 cup sugar, butter, milk, vanilla and egg; blend well. Lightly spoon flour into a measuring cup; level off. Add flour, baking powder and salt to sugar mixture, mix well. Divide dough in half; refrigerate one half, covered. To the other half of dough, add 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract and red food color to desired color. Refrigerate at least 1 hour for easier handling.
With electric mixer cream butter, cream cheese and peppermint extract. Add powdered sugar, one cup at a time, beating well after each addition. Add milk as needed. Mix until light and fluffy.