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Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies

A black bowl filled with star-shaped cutout Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies, with a glass of milk at Christmastime.

Looking for a unique twist on sugar cookies? Give this cream cheese sugar cookies recipe a try. Cut them into fun shapes with cookie cutters, and top with sprinkles or frosting of your choosing!





cups white sugar


cups butter, softened


3 oz. package cream cheese, softened


tsp salt


tsp almond extract


tsp vanilla extract


egg yolk


cups flour


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

  2. In a large bowl combine the sugar, butter, cream cheese, salt, almond, vanilla extracts and egg yolk. Beat until smooth.

  3. Stir in flour, until well blended. Chill dough for 8 hours or overnight.

  4. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough 1/3 at a time to 1/5 inch thickness. Refrigerate remaining dough until ready to use.

  5. Cut into desired shapes with lightly floured cookie cutters. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Leave cookies plan for frosting or brush with slightly beaten egg white and sprinkle with candy sprinkles or colored sugar.

  6. Bake for 7 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven or until light golden brown. Cool cookies completely before frosting.

  7. It is very important to chill the dough, as it is too sticky to roll unless well chilled. Prep time approx. 15 minutes. Cook time approx. 10 minutes.

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