CREAM CHEESE FROSTING FOR SUGAR COOKIES RECIPES

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CREAM CHEESE SUGAR COOKIES RECIPE - PILLSBURY.COM



Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies Recipe - Pillsbury.com image

Sugar cookies made with cream cheese might sound like an interesting choice at first—but just wait until you taste the perfectly moist, buttery result! They make a delicious dessert all by themselves, but we also love frosting and decorating these Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies. Break out the holiday cookie cutters, or celebrate a birthday with colored sugar in your loved one's favorite hues. Just be careful who you make them for...once word gets around about these melt-in-your-mouth Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies, you'll be fielding requests left and right!

Provided by Pillsbury Kitchens

Total Time 1 hours 45 minutes

Prep Time 45 minutes

Yield 72

Number Of Ingredients 9

1 cup sugar
1 cup butter, softened
1 pkg (3 oz) cream cheese, softened
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg yolk
2 cups all-purpose flour
Colored sugar or decorator icing, if desired

Steps:

  • In large bowl, combine all ingredients except flour and colored sugar; beat until light and fluffy.
  • Add flour; mix well. Shape dough into 3 disks. Wrap dough in plastic wrap; refrigerate 1 hour for easier handling.
  • Heat oven to 375°F. On floured surface, roll out 1 disk of dough at a time to 1/8-inch thickness. (Keep remaining dough refrigerated.) Cut with lightly floured 2 1/2-inch round or desired shape cookie cutters. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Decorate with colored sugar.
  • Bake at 375°F. for 6 to 10 minutes or until light golden brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheets. If desired, frost and decorate plain cookies.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 50 , CarbohydrateContent 6 g, CholesterolContent 10 mg, FatContent 1/2 , FiberContent 0 g, ProteinContent 1 g, SaturatedFatContent 2 g, ServingSize 1 Undecorated Cookie, SodiumContent 45 mg, SugarContent 3 g

CREAM CHEESE SUGAR COOKIES RECIPE - BETTYCROCKER.COM



Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies Recipe - BettyCrocker.com image

These pillowy soft cookies with dreamy buttercream frosting will make you question why you’ve ever made any other type of sugar cookie. Adding cream cheese to the cookie dough creates an ultra-tender cookie that pairs perfectly with homemade vanilla buttercream frosting—totally essential to this recipe. Color your frosting based on the season and sprinkle on fun and festive decors for a sweet finish. Bake up a batch for your next cookie swap and watch them disappear!

Provided by Betty Crocker Kitchens

Total Time 1 hours 40 minutes

Prep Time 50 minutes

Yield 60

Number Of Ingredients 15

2 1/2 cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 egg
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup butter, softened
2 to 4 tablespoons milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Betty Crocker™ gel food colors, as desired
Betty Crocker™ candy sprinkles, as desired

Steps:

  • Heat oven to 350°F. In small bowl, mix flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; set aside.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Meanwhile, in medium bowl, beat powdered 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 color. Using knife, spread slightly less than 1 teaspoon frosting on each cooled cookie; top with sprinkles. Store covered in airtight container at room temperature.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 90 , CarbohydrateContent 14 g, CholesterolContent 15 mg, FatContent 1/2 , FiberContent 0 g, ProteinContent 1 g, SaturatedFatContent 2 g, ServingSize 1 Cookie, SodiumContent 70 mg, SugarContent 10 g, TransFatContent 0 g

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