cream cheese cookies recipe

Cream Cheese Cookies

This cream cheese dough makes a nice basic cookie that a slight twist on the usual butter cookie which makes it a GREAT choice for holiday baking. The recipe contains just enough lemon zest to bring out the tanginess of the cream cheese. Do not substitute low fat cream cheese in this recipe it will effect the texture of the dough.
1 hour 30 minutes
10 minutes
2 hours
cream cheese cookies recipe
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Grated Lemon Zest
  • 1 cup Unsalted butter, softened
  • 8 ounces Cream Cheese
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 3 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
Place in a food processor and pulse a few times to blend:
Grated lemon zest

Cream together until light and fluffy:
Unsalted butter, softened
Cream cheese

Beat in:
Lemon sugar (from above)
Vanilla extract

Whisk together and add:
All-purpose flour

Stir just until all ingredients are well blended; do not over-mix. Chill dough thoroughly, at least an hour, before rolling. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Roll dough out on a lightly floured counter to 1/4 inch thickness and cut with your favorite Ann Clark Ltd. cookie cutters. Then transfer cookies onto cookie sheets that have been lined with parchment paper or silicone liners. Bake 8 to 10 minutes, until lightly colored. Let cookies cool slightly on cookies sheets, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

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Soooo good!
Jul 8, 2023  |  By Carolyn Jensen
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These cookies have the right amount of cream cheese taste and are sooo good. They have become the favorite of many people I gift my cookies to, and my all -time favorite as well.