How to Make Cream Cheese Cookies

Cream Cheese Cookies


  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Total: 20 mins
  • Yield: 15 servings
  • Cooking Method: Baking
  • Recipe Cuisine: European


  • 1 3/4 cupsall-purpose flour
  • 1/2teaspoonsalt
  • 1/2 teaspoonbaking powder
  • 1/2 cupunsalted, room temperature butter
  • 1/2 cupcream cheese
  • 2cupsgranulated white sugar
  • 2teaspoonsvanilla extract
  • 1room temperature egg

To all the foodies out there, cream cheese cookies, are the little drops of heaven. These cookies are tasty, moist, and so soft that you feel like you are having a bit of a cloud.
If you are one of those people who think cookie baking is hard, without a doubt, you need to try cream cheese cookies. It is easy, quick with magical flavors.
Crunchy from the outside, chewy from the inside are what make these cookies extra creamy and delicious. They will melt in your mouth as melting your heart at the same time! They could also be the perfect option for your next afternoon tea party or a long Friday’s craving.

One thing you should know about baking recipes is that you must follow the steps as they are, or else the outcome won’t be pleasing. With this in mind, we are going to reveal the best cream cheese cookies recipe. 
Have you ever heard about grandmothers’ secret ingredients? The following instruction is a savory home-made cream cheese cookies recipe with those secret touches. 


Step 1

Start with mixing the dry components in a large bowl. Sift the flour, salt, and baking powder in the bowl and whisk them properly. Then, set it aside.

Step 2

To combine wet ingredients, you are free to use electric mixers or could just hand whisk them. To do so, mix the butter, cream cheese, sugar, egg, and vanilla extract. Mix until they get nice and fluffy. Scrape it for a homogenous texture.

Step 3

Add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture. Mix, and scrape until you have soft cookie dough. You can do it by hand or a spatula.

Step 4

Cover the dough and let it rest in the refrigerator for at least one hour.

Step 5

Preheat the oven to 375ºF (190ºC).

Step 6

Scoop or hand shape the dough by rolling out into 1-2 inch balls. Arrange them on the baking sheet with proper space.

Step 7

Bake the cream cheese cookies for about 10 minutes, until the edges are a little bit golden. It might vary for your oven, so watch them carefully. You can give them an extra minute if you need to.

Step 8

Let them rest for a few minutes on your baking sheet. Then Place them onto a wire rack to finish cooling completely.

Step 9

Now dust them slightly with powdered sugar (2 teaspoons) only to add an eye-catching contrast and the tiniest bit of extra sweetness.

Cooking Notes

Measure the ingredients correctly, especially the flour, for it is the common mistake of first-time bakers. Fluff the flour and then use a standard cup and level it up with a knife.

The room temperature butter means you can use your finger to press it down with a little bit of force, and it will make an indent.

To avoid your hands being sticky, dampen them before rolling the balls.

The magical secret ingredient of this cookie is the Kalleh cream cheese.

For a chocolate taste, you can add chocolate chips to the dough. And for visual interest, melted white chocolate is the best.

This amount of materials gives you about 15 cookies, which are cakey, slightly tangy with fudgy inside. They will be ready before you know it. We Hope you like it.


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