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Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies

cream cheese sugar cookies Dessert
Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies
  • Prep 50 min
  • Total 1 hr 40 min
  • Servings 60

This scratch-made sugar cookie is incredibly soft and perfectly sweet, thanks to real vanilla buttercream frosting. MORE+ LESS-

July 10, 2018

Ingredients

Cookies

2 1/2
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1
teaspoon baking powder
1/2
teaspoon baking soda
1/2
teaspoon salt
1 1/2
cups granulated sugar
1
package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1/2
cup butter, softened
1
egg
2
teaspoons vanilla

Frosting

2 1/2
cups powdered sugar
1/4
cup butter, softened
2
to 4 tablespoons milk
1/2
teaspoon vanilla
Betty Crocker™ gel food colors, as desired
Betty Crocker™ candy sprinkles, as desired

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. In small bowl, mix flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; set aside.
  • 2
    In large bowl, beat granulated sugar, cream cheese and 1/2 cup softened butter with electric mixer on medium speed about 1 minute or until fluffy; scrape side of bowl. Beat in egg just until smooth. Stir in 2 teaspoons vanilla. On low speed, beat flour mixture into sugar mixture until well blended. Cover and refrigerate 15 minutes.
  • 3
    Shape dough into 60 (1-inch) balls. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until edges are set. Cool 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 15 minutes.
  • 4
    Meanwhile, in medium bowl, beat powdered sugar, 1/4 cup softened butter, 2 to 4 tablespoons milk and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla with spoon until smooth and fluffy. If frosting is too stiff to spread, add additional milk, 1 teaspoon at a time. Tint with food color. Using knife, spread slightly less than 1 teaspoon frosting on each cooled cookie; top with sprinkles. Store covered in airtight container at room temperature.

Expert Tips

  • Short on time? Use Betty Crocker™ frosting instead of the powdered sugar frosting.
  • Having at least 2 cookie sheets is helpful. When one batch of cookies is finished baking, another batch is ready to go.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
90
Calories from Fat
35
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3 1/2g
6%
Saturated Fat
2g
11%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
15mg
4%
Sodium
70mg
3%
Potassium
15mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
14g
5%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
10g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
More About This Recipe
  • Here’s a variation on sugar cookies you don’t want to miss, Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies! Cream cheese adds an extra soft texture to this scratch-made cookie and the homemade vanilla buttercream frosting takes it over the top. Think of these beauties as pillowy, little cakes, which can be dressed up with sprinkles and colored sugar to fit any occasion. If you’ve never made cream cheese cookies before, be aware this ingredient makes the dough a bit stickier. So, don’t skip the chilling step! It’s also important to let your cookies cool completely before frosting, so, we recommend that you bake these cookies ahead of time. And while these cookies are perfect for the holidays, don’t wait until Christmas to make them — they’re too tasty to make only once a year!

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