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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 -

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.

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