Soft, sweet and almost creamy.
Do you want a simple, sweet cookie that will melt in your mouth? If you are like me, you will be happy to know that I have the perfect cookie for you. Cream Cheese Cookies are a combination of your basic baking ingredients and cream cheese. They make a soft, almost creamy cookie that is a big hit at any time of the year.
Yield 20 cookies
15m prep time
10m cook time
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
4 oz cream cheese, at room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
Powdered sugar, for dusting
Preheat oven to 375°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, cream the butter and cream cheese with an electric mixer.
Add sugar and beat 1 minute. Add egg and vanilla and mix until combined.
In three additions, add baking powder, flour, and salt, and mix to combine.
Cover dough and chill 1 hour.
Once chilled, dust hands with flour and roll dough into balls between 1-2 inches.
Set out on prepared baking sheet 2-inches apart and flatten gently with your fingers.
Bake 9-11 minutes. The top should remain pale while the bottoms should be golden.
Transfer to a wire rack to cool, then dust with powdered sugar to serve. Enjoy!