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Stack of cream cheese cookies
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Cream Cheese Cookies

These cream cheese cookies have delightful, pillowy interiors and a strong vanilla flavor.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24
Calories: 130kcal
Author: Stefani


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 4 ounces cream cheese room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar for decorating


  • Preheat oven to 375 F.
  • Mix butter and cream cheese with an electric mixer until fully combined and light and fluffy (about two minutes).
  • Mix in sugar until just combined.
  • Mix in egg and vanilla.
  • Mix in baking powder.
  • Mix in flour a little bit at a time until just combined.
  • Scoop 1.5-tablespoon sized balls onto parchment-lined cookie sheets, leaving about 1.5 inches in between each ball.
  • Flatten the tops of the balls just a little bit.
  • Bake for 10 minutes or until the bottoms of the cookies just begin to brown.
  • Immediately transfer to cooling rack.
  • When cool, dust with powdered sugar.


Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to four days.


Calories: 130kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 19mg | Potassium: 27mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 192IU | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg