Since cheesecake is kind of a production, sometimes I like to put together a super simple cookie that gives you the cream cheese flavor without the hassle of a full on cake. These cookies are really quick and really yummy — And forgiving too! I’ve made them with granulated sugar or with powdered sugar (the same amount each time), and the jury is out oh which one is more delicious — with granulated sugar, they have a perfect crunchy outside with a soft, chewy inside; with powdered sugar, you get an amazing, soft, melt in your mouth cookie… So make these however you like! This round I used granulated sugar
Cream Cheese Cookies
You will need:
1/2 Cup Unsalted Butter (room temperature)
3 oz. Regular Cream Cheese (room temperature)
1 1/2 Cups Sugar (powdered or granulated)
1/2 Tsp Baking Powder
1 Egg (room temperature)
1/2 Tsp Vanilla Extract
1 3/4 Cups All – Purpose Flour
Preheat your oven to 350. Start off by beating together your butter and cream cheese. Mix in your sugar and beat until fluffy. Add egg and vanilla and combine completely. Mix in flour and baking powder until it all comes together.
Drop rounded tablespoons of dough on to a cookie sheet, and sprinkle with sprinkles or sugar. Bake for about 7 minutes.
There have been actual arguments about whether these are better with powdered or granulated sugar– so weigh in if you make ’em! One things for sure, they’re seriously amazing either way.