Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies

Anita Hoffman


These easy to make, delectable cookies are lightly crisp on the outside, chewy on the inside and they have a sweet buttery flavor. Photo adapted from


★★★★★ 1 vote

3 to 4 dozen
15 Min
15 Min


  • 3/4 c
    butter, softened
  • 1/4 c
    cream cheese, softened (4 ounces)
  • 1-1/4 c
  • 3
    large egg yolks
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    almond extract
  • 2-1/2 c
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
    cream of tartar

How to Make Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies


  1. Cream together butter, cream cheese and sugar.
    Beat in egg yolks, vanilla and almond extracts. Sift together dry ingredients and add.
    Stir well.
    Chill dough for at least an hour.
  2. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto parchment lined cookie sheet.
    Sprinkle with sugar. Don't flatten.
    Bake at 350 degrees for 12 to 14 minutes or until tops are cracked and just turning light brown.
    Cool 1 minute on cookie sheet before transferring to wire rack to cool completely.

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About Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American

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