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Stack of Easy Homemade Cream Cheese Cookies on Parchment Paper

Cream Cheese Cookies

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Easy cream cheese cookies recipe, homemade with simple ingredients. Super soft cookies that melt in your mouth. Slightly tangy with vanilla and almond flavor.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cheese cookies, christmas cookies, homemade cookies
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Chill time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Servings 30 Cookies
Calories 97
Author Abeer Rizvi


  • 1/2 cup Butter Unsalted, Room temperature
  • 4 oz. Cream cheese Use only half the cheese from the 8 oz. package
  • 1 cup Granulated sugar
  • 1 Egg Lage
  • 2 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp Almond extract Optional
  • 1 3/4 cups All-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp Baking powder
  • 1 tbsp Powdered sugar For sprinkling


  • In a large mixing bowl, add butter, cream cheese and mix until smooth and creamy.
  • Add sugar and beat until mixture is light and fluffy.
  • Add egg, vanilla extract, almond extract and mix until combined.
  • In another mixing bowl, whisk together flour and baking powder.
  • Dump the dry mixture into the wet mixture and mix until just combined.
  • Chill cookie dough in fridge for 1- 1.5 hours to make it easier to handle.
  • Scoop out small portions of the dough and roll into balls. The dough is slightly sticky. If you dampen your hands, it makes it easier to roll balls.
  • Place cookie balls on a baking tray, lined with parchment paper.
  • Bake at 375 degrees F for about 10-11 minutes or until edges are golden brown but centers are still slightly soft.
  • Remove from oven and let them cool in the baking tray.
  • Once they cool completely, sprinkle powdered sugar on top and enjoy.


  • Read all my tips above.
  • Leftovers can be stored in a cookie jar at room temperature for 3 days. They can also be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 5 days. 


Calories: 97kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 42mg | Potassium: 23mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 153IU | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg