Cream Cheese Cookie dough is a versatile recipe that can be baked up in a variety of ways for festive cookies for any occasion.
With the buttermilk and cream cheese, this cookie dough is rich and creamy with a slight tang. The resulting cookie is tender and soft inside and a nice crisp outside.
Different Ways to Make Cream Cheese Cookies
Another reason I love this dough is that you can use it in a variety of ways to make plenty of different types of cookies.
Cut Out Cookies: Roll out the dough and cut with your favorite cookie cutters.
Drop Cookies: Skip the chilling step and just drop the dough by tablespoon 2 inches apart and bake.
Rolled Cookies: Roll the dough into balls and press with a cookie stamp or bottom of a glass.
Sliced Cookies: Roll the dough into a 2 inch wide cylinder then chill. When ready to bake, cut into thin slices for circles with a nice clean edge.
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Cream Cheese Cookies
- ½ cup unsalted butter (softened)
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 large egg
- 3 ounces cream cheese (softened)
- 2 tablespoons buttermilk or plain yogurt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ⅛ teaspoon baking soda
- sprinkles or cinnamon sugar (optional)
- In a mixing bowl, beat butter, sugar and egg until creamy.
- Add cream cheese, buttermilk (yogurt) and vanilla and beat until smooth.
- Beat in flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda.
- Cover dough in plastic wrap and chill for at least one hour. optional: For drop cookies, skip chilling step and bake immediatelyFor sliced cookies, roll into a 2 inch thick cylinder then wrap and chill.
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Drop: After mixing dough, drop by tablespoonful on a baking sheet 2 inches apart.Cut out: roll dough out on a floured board to ⅛ inch thick and cut with cookie cutters. Place 1 inch apart on baking sheet.Roll and press: Roll into 1 inch balls, place on baking sheet 2 inches apart then press with cookie press or bottom of a glass.Sliced: Slice ⅛ thick slices from the cylinder of dough and place 1 inch apart on a baking sheet.
- If desired sprinkle cookies with sprinkles or cinnamon sugar.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes until just set in the middle. Remove from cooking sheet and allow to cool on a cooling rack.
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