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Easy Cream Cheese Cookies

These Easy Cream Cheese Cookies are tender and chewy. Made with butter and cream cheese, and dusted with powdered sugar, they are deliciously sweet and just a little tangy.

If you want to try other tasty cookie recipes, check out our shortbread cookies and Lofthouse frosted sugar cookies.

Recipe Details

If you’ve never had Cream Cheese Cookies, you’re in for a treat. These scrumptious bites are super simple, with lots of rich butter and cream cheese to give them moisture, flavor, and melt-in-your-mouth goodness.

  • TASTE: These cookies have delicious flavor from the cream cheese and vanilla, with a dusting of powdered sugar to make them perfectly sweet.
  • TEXTURE: Soft, chewy, and moist, these cookies are so yummy.
  • TIME: They take 20 minutes to make.
  • EASE: This recipe is quick and easy. It also uses pantry staples, making it simple to whip up whenever a cookie craving strikes.

What You’ll Need

Ingredients for Cream Cheese Cookies: flour, powdered sugar, egg, butter, vanilla, baking powder, salt, and cream cheese.

Ingredient Notes

  • Unsalted butter- Leave this out on the counter until it reaches room temperature to make it easier to whip into the dough. This creates fluffier cookies.
  • Cream cheese- This also needs to be room temperature so it is easier to thoroughly incorporate into the cookie dough.
  • Powdered sugar– This will be used to sweeten the cookies as well as to sprinkle on top.

Add-ins and Substitutions

  • Substitute the extract- Instead of vanilla, you can use almond extract, maple extract, lemon extract, or any other that you like.
  • Make them gluten-free- Substitute gluten free flour 1:1 for the all-purpose flour in this recipe.
  • Add chocolate chips- Add some semi-sweet chocolate chips to these Cream Cheese Cookies to make them even more irresistible.
  • Substitute the butter- You can make this with oil or shortening in place of the butter if you haven’t got any.

How to Make Cream Cheese Cookies

  • Mix the butter and cream cheese. First, place the softened butter and cream cheese in a large mixing bowl and cream them together well using an electric hand mixer.
  • Add the sugar. Now mix in the powdered sugar on low speed.
  • Add the egg and vanilla. Beat the egg and vanilla extract into the mixture.
  • Sift in the dry ingredients. Using a sifter, add the flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix everything together until well incorporated.

Pro Tip: Spoon and level off the flour in the measuring cup to make sure you get the right amount. Too much flour can result in dry cookies.

Steps to make Cream Cheese Cookies: combine the cream cheese and butter, then add the powdered sugar, and finally the egg and vanilla before sifting in the flour and baking powder.
  • Scoop the cookie dough. Using a medium-sized cookie scoop, scoop out the dough and use your hands to round them into balls. Place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Bake. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and bake the cream cheese cookies for 10 minutes on the center rack.
  • Dust with powdered sugar. Once the cookies have cooled, dust them with powdered sugar and serve.
Steps to make Cream Cheese Cookies: scoop the dough and then bake.

Recipe Tips

  • Measure the flour correctly. Packing flour can cause too much to be used, drying out your cookies. If you can’t measure your flour with a scale, then sift it or stir it with a spoon, then sprinkle it into the measuring cup and level it for accuracy.
  • Dampen your hands before rolling the dough. Cream cheese cookie dough is very sticky, so to keep it from sticking to your hands when rolling it into balls, get your hands slightly wet first. This will make the process easier and neater.
  • Bake these cookies on the center rack. Place the cookies on the center rack so that all parts of the cookies are baked evenly.
  • Try some variations. Dust the cookies with cinnamon sugar, add some chocolate chips, or drizzle them with melted white chocolate. These delicious cream cheese cookies can be very versatile.
Cream Cheese Cookies covered in powdered sugar on a baking sheet.

FAQs

Do you have to refrigerate cream cheese cookies?

No, they don’t need to be refrigerated. You can store these Cream Cheese Cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days.

What ingredient makes a cookie moist?

The ingredient that makes a cookie moist is egg yolks. The fat in them keep the cookies soft and chewy. The cream cheese and butter in these Cream Cheese Cookies also help.

Cream Cheese Cookies, one missing a bite.

Serving Suggestions

These Cream Cheese Cookies have a delicious flavor that works with lots of other desserts. You can also serve them with a gourmet coffee for an afternoon treat.

  • Cakes: Pair these cookies with a slice of Chocolate Honey Cake (Spartak Cake), Tiramisu Cake (VIDEO), Pumpkin Cheesecake (VIDEO), or Chocolate Mousse Cake.
  • Cookies: Add them to a cookie platter with some Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies, Cookies And Cream Cookies, Chocolate Macarons, or Gingersnap Cookies.
  • Sweet treats: Serve these Cream Cheese Cookies with some Candied Pecans, Chocolate Covered Dates, Peppermint Bark (VIDEO), or Pumpkin Creme Brulee.
  • Beverages: Enjoy them with a cup of Hot Chocolate, Iced Caramel Macchiato, Pumpkin Spice Latte, or Brown Sugar Boba.

Make This Recipe in Advance

Make ahead: You can prep this cookie dough in advance and keep it in the fridge until you’re ready to bake. Or make the cookies ahead of time and store or freeze.

Storing: Store these Cream Cheese Cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days.

Freeze: Just place the cooled cookies in an airtight container or freezer ziplock bag before they have been dusted with powdered sugar. They will last in the freezer for up to a month. Just thaw them for a few hours to room temperature before serving.

More Scrumptious Cookies!

  • Chewy M&M Cookies
  • Linzer Cookies with Raspberry Jam
  • Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
  • Lace Cookies with Chocolate (Florentine Cookies) VIDEO

Full Recipe Instructions

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Easy Cream Cheese Cookies

Moist, chewy, and a little tangy, these sweet and easy Cream Cheese Cookies are the perfect recipe for your cookie craving!

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Course:
cookies, Dessert

Cuisine: American

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 25 cookies
Calories: 116kcal
Author: Dina

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 4 oz cream cheese room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cup“`html
    all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • Start by adding 1/2 cup unsalted softened butter and 4 ounces softened cream cheese to a large mixing bowl. Use an electric mixer to cream them together well.
  • Mix in 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar at low speed.
  • Then add 1 large egg and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and mix.
  • Sift in 2 cups all-purpose flour, 1/2 tsp baking powder, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Mix the dry ingredients well.
    Steps to make Cream Cheese Cookies: combine the cream cheese and butter, then add the powdered sugar, and finally the egg and vanilla before sifting in the flour and baking powder.
  • Scoop out the cookie dough using a medium-sized scoop. Then use your hands to round the dough into balls.
  • Place the cookies on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake in a preheated 375 degree Fahrenheit oven for 10 minutes. Make sure to bake on the center rack.
  • Once the cookies are cooled, dust them with a little powdered sugar and enjoy!
    Steps to make Cream Cheese Cookies: scoop the dough and then bake.

Notes

Tips To Make These Cream Cheese Cookies Extra Delicious

  • Measure the flour correctly. Packing flour can cause too much to be used, drying out your cookies. If you can’t measure your flour with a scale, then sift it or stir it with a spoon, then sprinkle it into the measuring cup and level it for accuracy.
  • Dampen your hands before rolling the dough. Cream cheese cookie dough is very sticky, so to keep it from sticking to your hands when rolling it into balls, get your hands slightly wet first. This will make the process easier and neater.
  • Bake these cookies on the center rack. Place the cookies on the center rack so that all parts of the cookies are baked evenly.
  • Try some variations. Dust the cookies with cinnamon sugar, add some chocolate chips, or drizzle them with melted white chocolate. These delicious cream cheese cookies can be very versatile.

Nutrition

Calories: 116kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 2
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| Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 41mg | Potassium: 27mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 184IU | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg

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