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Cream Cheese Cookies
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Cream Cheese Cookies - #cookies #recipe #eatwell101 - Soft, dense and flavorful inside, these cream cheese cookies are so soft they literally melt in your mouth.

Cream Cheese Cookies Recipe – Soft, dense and flavorful inside, these cream cheese cookies are so soft they literally melt in your mouth. Perfect for your next holiday cookie swap, make sure you keep a batch of these cream cheese cookies for you because they are totally addicting, you’ve been warned!

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Cream cheese cookie recipe

These cookies made with cream cheese are soft like tiny little clouds and you’ll love the flavor with amazing notes of cream cheese and vanilla.

Why you’ll love this cream cheese cookie recipe

  • These cookies are easy to whip up with simple ingredients you (probably) already have in your pantry.
  • You can easily double the batch depending on how many people you are serving.
  • Sprinkle the cream cheese cookies with cinnamon instead of icing sugar if you prefer!

How to make cream cheese cookies

First, cream together butter and cream cheese until fluffy, add sugar, egg, and vanilla extracts while still beating. Add in baking powder and the flour progressively. Chill the cream cheese cookie dough for one hour.

Roll out 1-2 inch balls and arrange them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Gently flatten the balls then bake the cream cheese cookies in the oven at 375ºF (190ºC) for about ten minutes. Allow cooling down on a wire rack and dust the cream cheese cookies with icing sugar. Simple!

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How To make the cream cheese cookies:

1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

2. Cream butter and cream cheese with a whisk or an electric mixer.

3. Add sugar and beat for 1 minute. Add egg and beat to combine. Add vanilla extracts and beat the dough until combined. Add in baking powder and the flour (in three times), mixing to combine.

4. Once incorporated, refrigerate the dough for at least an hour, covered.

5. Preheat your oven to 375ºF (190ºC). The dough can be sticky, so dust your hands with flour to roll out 1-2-inch balls. Arrange the balls on the prepared baking sheet.

6. Gently flatten the balls using your fingers or the bottom of a glass. Don’t flatten too much; the cream cheese cookies won’t puff up otherwise.

7. Bake the cream cheese cookies for 9-11 minutes. Remove the cookies from the oven when the underside edges turn golden. This might vary for your oven, so watch these cookies carefully.

8. Allow the cream cheese cookies to cool on a wire rack, then dust them with icing sugar, if you like. Enjoy!

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Tips for the cream cheese cookies

  • Measure your flour properly! Adding too much flour make the cream cheese cookies stiffer. Use a scale or fluff the flour with a spoon and sprinkle it into your measuring cup.
  • Do not use light, fat-free, or a whipped cream cheese because your cookie dough will become runny and spread when baking.
  • Keep in mind that the dough does need to be refrigerated for at least an hour. This will help the cream cheese cookies keep their shape and puff up slightly when baking.
  • The balls of dough can end up sticky but they totally worth it! Dampen your hands before rolling and wash them up if they get too caked with the cookie dough.

How and how long to store the cream cheese cookies

The cream cheese cookies can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for two days.

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  • Chelsea

    2023-12-27 19:41:24

    I've been making these cookies for years. My family LOVES these! They're super easy to modify too. I make lemon versions, chocolate versions, coconut versions. You can't mess this recipe up!

  • Sharon

    2022-01-17 19:43:55

    This recipe is amazing!! Easy to mix up and bake and were super delicious. Christmas 2021 I decided to step away from Mom's recipes and find a few new ones. This was one of them, and the hit of all of the cookies. Super delicious. Five stars!! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

  • nathan

    2021-02-15 22:44:05

    Delicious and easy to make, one bowl, one fork, one cookie sheet and 15 minutes. I didn't have parchment paper so I placed them straight on an ungreased non-stick cookie sheet. They came out perfect, very soft and puffy.

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