Desserts

Cream Cheese Cookies

If you are a fan of shortbread cookies, you are going to LOVE these mouthwatering Cream Cheese Cookies. They taste similar to a whipped shortbread cookie, but with an added creaminess.

Cream Cheese Cookies - If you love shortbread cookies, you need to try this recipe. Each bite will melt in your mouth.

Cream Cheese Cookies

This recipe makes 5 dozen cookies so it’s perfect to use for a holiday cookie exchange! The cookies also freeze well so you can make them now and save to enjoy over Christmas.

Sadly, I’m not doing any cookie exchanges this year. No one has planned any and I’m not feeling up to taking on that task myself. I ended up giving a bunch of these cookies to a couple of friends to enjoy. My friend, Tina, said they were her new favourite! Yay!

Cream Cheese Cookies - If you love shortbread cookies, you need to try this recipe. Each bite will melt in your mouth.

To make them more festive looking, you could add some sprinkles before you pop them in the oven.

Are you participating in any cookie exchanges this year? If so, what are you making?

Cream Cheese Cookies - If you love shortbread cookies, you need to try this recipe. Each bite will melt in your mouth.

Cream Cheese Cookies

Yield: 5 dozen
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Bake Time: 11 minutes
Total Time: 21 minutes
If you love shortbread cookies, you need to try this recipe. Each bite will melt in your mouth.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 250g package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 2/3 cup flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. In a large bowl, beat butter and cream cheese until smooth. Add sugar, vanilla and egg yolks. Beat to combine.
  3. In another bowl, stir together salt, flour and baking powder. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and stir to combine.
  4. Drop batter by teaspoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 11 minutes. Let cool on a cooling rack.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 60 Serving Size: 1 cookie
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 79 Total Fat: 6.3g Saturated Fat: 3.8g Unsaturated Fat: 2.1g Cholesterol: 25.7mg Sodium: 36.7mg Carbohydrates: 5g Fiber: 0.2g Sugar: 3.5g Protein: 0.9g

Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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