Are you in the mood for a sweet and simple cookie with an incredibly soft melt-in-your-mouth bite? If you’re anything like me, the answer is always and good news – I have just the cookie for you. These Cream Cheese Cookies take your basic baking ingredients and add – spoiler alert – cream cheese to the mix for a soft and nearly creamy cookie that’s a hit any time of year, anywhere.


  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 4 oz cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Powdered sugar, for dusting

How To Make Cream Cheese Cookies

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, cream the butter and cream cheese with an electric mixer.
  3. Add sugar and beat 1 minute. Add egg and vanilla and mix until combined.
  4. In three additions, add baking powder, flour, and salt, and mix to combine.
  5. Cover dough and chill 1 hour.
  6. Once chilled, dust hands with flour and roll dough into balls between 1-2 inches.
  7. Set out on prepared baking sheet 2-inches apart and flatten gently with your fingers.
  8. Bake 9-11 minutes. The top should remain pale while the bottoms should be golden.
  9. Transfer to a wire rack to cool, then dust with powdered sugar to serve. Enjoy!