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Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies

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Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies
  • Prep 50 min
  • Total 1 hr 40 min
  • Servings 60
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This scratch-made sugar cookie is incredibly soft and perfectly sweet, thanks to real vanilla buttercream frosting.
Sep 28, 2017

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 package (250 g) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla

  • 2 1/2 cups icing sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • Gel food colours, as desired
  • Candy sprinkles, as desired

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. In small bowl, mix flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; set aside.
  • 2
    In large bowl, beat granulated sugar, cream cheese and 1/2 cup softened butter with electric mixer on medium speed about 1 minute or until fluffy; scrape side of bowl. Beat in egg just until smooth. Stir in 2 teaspoons vanilla. On low speed, beat flour mixture into sugar mixture until well blended. Cover and refrigerate 15 minutes.
  • 3
    Shape dough into 60 (1-inch) balls. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until edges are set. Cool 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 15 minutes.
  • 4
    Meanwhile, in medium bowl, beat icing sugar, 1/4 cup softened butter, 2 to 4 tablespoons milk and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla with spoon until smooth and fluffy. If frosting is too stiff to spread, add additional milk, 1 teaspoon at a time. Tint with food colour. Using knife, spread slightly less than 1 teaspoon frosting on each cooled cookie; top with sprinkles. Store covered in airtight container at room temperature.

Expert Tips

  • Tip 1
    Short on time? Use Betty Crocker™ frosting instead of the icing sugar frosting.
  • Tip 2
    Having at least 2 cookie sheets is helpful. When one batch of cookies is finished baking, another batch is ready to go.

Nutrition Information

90 Calories, 3.5g Total Fat, 1g Protein, 14g Total Carbs

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 60 cookies
Calories
90
Total Fat
3.5g
Saturated Fat
2g
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
15mg
Sodium
70mg
Total Carbs
14g
Dietary Fiber
0g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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