Cream Cheese Holiday Cookies



 Cream Cheese Cookies

Prep Time

15 mins

Cook Time

13 mins

Total Time

28 mins


These cream cheese cookies are so light and delicious, They’re super simple to make, and it’s easy to eat more than one!

Course: Dessert

Cuisine: American

Keyword: Cream Cheese Cookies

Servings:  cookies

Calories: 44 kcal



  • 3 Cream Cheese
  • 1/2cup shortening you can also substitute butter in the same amount, but I’ve always used shortening.
  • 1/2cup sugar
  • 1egg yolk
  • 1cup sifted flour
  • 1/4 kosher salt
  • 1/2teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • colored sprinkling sugar if desired


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a mixer, cream together cream cheese and shortening.
  3. Add sugar, egg yolk, flour, salt, and vanilla and thoroughly combine.
  4. Drop by level teaspoons onto cookie sheet.
  5. Sprinkle with colored sugars to decorate before placing into the oven.
  6. Bake for 13-15 minutes or until edges are lightly golden.


Recipe Notes

In order to get the amount of cookies described in this recipe, you MUST use a level TEASPOON. They’re small, but we really like the size.



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