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Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies

Soft, tangy, and delectably sweet, these cookies are perfect for decorating and sharing with friends.
Prep Time 2 hrs 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Rolling and cutting time 30 mins
Total Time 3 hrs
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 5 dozen cookies


  • Mixer
  • Cookie cutters



  • 2 eight-ounce blocks cream cheese (16 oz. total)
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter (1 cup total)
  • 1 ⅓ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 4 cups flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt


  • Using a mixer, cream together butter and cream cheese. Once combined, add sugar and vanilla, mixing until smooth.
  • Add salt and flour, mixing in one cup of flour at a time.
  • Once dough is formed, cover in plastic wrap and refrigerate - at least 2 hours, or overnight.
  • After dough has been chilled, roll it out into a generous 1/8" thick layer and cut into your favorite shapes. Place shaped cookies onto a greased or parchment-covered baking sheet.
  • Bake cookies at 375 degrees F for 8-10 minutes. Place on a wire rack to cool.
  • Wait until cookies are completely cool before frosting with your favorite icing.


These cookies can be frozen before decorating; they will keep for up to 6 months if frozen in an airtight container.
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