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Easy Cream Cheese Cookies dusted with powdered sugar and one missing a bite

Easy Cream Cheese Cookies

Moist, chewy, and a little tangy, these sweet and easy Cream Cheese Cookies are the perfect recipe for your cookie craving!
Course cookies, Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 25 cookies
Calories 116kcal
Author Dina



  • Start off by adding 1/2 cup unsalted softened butter and 4 ounces softened cream cheese to a large mixing bowl. Use an electric half mixer to cream them together really well.
  • Now mix in 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar and mix it at low speed.
  • Then add, 1 large egg and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and mix it in.
  • Now sift in 2 cups all-purpose flour, 1/2 tsp baking powder, and 1/4 teaspoon salt.
  • Mix the dry ingredients well. Now scoop out the cookie dough using a medium-sized cookie scoop.
  • Then use your hands to round the dough into balls.
  • Place the cookies on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake in a preheated 375 degree Fahrenheit oven for 10 minutes. Make sure to bake on the center rack.
  • Once the cookies are cooled, dust them with a little bit of powdered sugar, and enjoy!


Tips To Make These Cream Cheese Cookies Extra Delicious
  • Measure the flour correctly. Packing flour can cause too much to be used, drying out your cookies. If you can't measure your flour with a scale, then sift it or stir it with a spoon, then sprinkle it into the measuring cup and level it for accuracy.
  • Dampen your hands before rolling the dough. Cream cheese cookie dough is very sticky, so to keep it from sticking to your hands when rolling it into balls, get your hands slightly wet first. This will make the process easier and neater.
  • Bake these cookies on the center rack. Place the cookies on the center rack so that all parts of the cookies are baked evenly.
  • Try some variations. Dust the cookies with cinnamon sugar, add some chocolate chips, or drizzle them with melted white chocolate. These delicious cream cheese cookies can be very versatile.


Calories: 116kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 41mg | Potassium: 27mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 184IU | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg