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Cream Cheese Cookies

An easy and delicious recipe for cream cheese cookies

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cream cheese
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 3 dozen


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  1. Allow butter and cream cheese to soften by setting out at room temperature for 30 minutes.  Preheat oven to 350 and lightly grease a baking sheet. 

  2. Combine butter, cream cheese, and sugar in a large bowl, and cream together with a hand mixer.  Add in egg and vanilla extract, and mix until incorporated. 

  3. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Add the flour mixture, 1/2 cup at a time, to the cream cheese mixture, beating well after each addition, until all fully mixed. 

  4. Divide out cookie dough into tablespoon-sized spoonfuls, and roll into small balls and place onto baking sheet, leaving enough room between each cookie. 

  5. Bake in preheated oven for 8 - 10 minutes, or until cooked through.  Transfer to a wire rack and allow to cool.