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Cream Cheese Cookies

These are so easy to make and of course so easy to eat!!!! Can't wait to see if the gang at work lets me at least put the plate of cream cheese cookies on the table before they are all gone!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 9 mins
Chill 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 24 mins
Course Cookies
Cuisine American
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 82 kcal


  • ½ cup Butter unsalted room temperature
  • 3 oz Cream cheese regular room temperature
  • 1 ½ cup Confectioner's sugar 169g
  • 1 Egg room temperature
  • ½ tsp Baking Power 2g
  • ½ tsp Pure vanilla extract
  • 1 ¾ cups All purpose flour 210g
  • Superfine suger To roll dough balls through


  • Sifted right on top Confection's sugar


  • Cream the butter and cream cheese together till nice and creamy. Add the sugar slowly unless you like sugar all over your counter (which I have done once or twice). The confection sugar is light and flies easily so be careful and beat till fluffy. Blend in the egg and add the vanilla extract beat till completely mixed. Complete the dough by slowly adding the flour and baking powder.
  • Chill the dough for 1 to 2 hours, I also stick the pans in the refrigerator at the same time. Depending on how long your oven takes to come up to the 350° temperature will determine when to start your oven.
  • Line your pan with parchment paper or a silicone mat. Take out of the refrigerator the cookie dough and shape into 1 inch balls. Roll the balls around the superfine sugar and place about 1 ½ inches apart. I just take 2 fingers and lightly press on the top of each ball just to flatten a little.
  • Bake for 9-12 minutes and they will look white with just a hint of golden brown along the edges. They may look underdone but when you leave them on the cookie pan for about a minute this helps to firm them up a little. At this point move them to a cooling rack to finish.
  • When completely cooled I take a sifter and add a little of the confectioner sugar then I just light dust each cookie. Makes about 2 dozen. Store in air-tight container for 3-5 days.


Calories: 82kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 1gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 24mgPotassium: 18mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 176IUCalcium: 12mgIron: 1mg
Keyword classic cream cheese cookies, cream cheese cookies, how to make cream cheese cookies
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