Tasty Treat Tuesday: Cream Cheese Christmas Cookies

I just got back from my baughter’s preschool Christmas party where one of the moms brought these cookies to share.  At first  I passed on them because they look just like the usual spritzer cookies that tend to be hard and dry, but once we saw how quickly the kids were eating them and going back for seconds, my husband and I finally decided to try one.  Wow, were we surprised.  They are so yummy.  The mom who made them said it was an old family recipe and that the trick was to add extra cream cheese.  I wasn’t able to get the actual recipe from her, but I instantly went online to see what recipes I could find.  It looks like most recipes call for 3 oz. of cream cheese, but this one recommends using an extra ounce.  I am so excited to make them… and eat them too!  Thanks to Michelle at Big Black Dog for the recipe.

Here’s what you need to make these cookies:

  • 1 c. Butter
  • 1 c. Sugar
  • 1-3oz pkg. of Cream Cheese (I always double the recipe and just add 1-8oz package of Cream Cheese. I think the extra Cream Cheese makes a better cookie dough.)
  • 1 Egg Yolk
  • 2 1/2 c. Flour
  • 1/2 tsp. Vanilla

Here’s how to make it -> Cream Cheese Christmas Cookie Tutorial


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