These Cream Cheese cookies are super simple to make, are light and so delicious that it's easy to eat more than one!
Cream Cheese Cookies
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
13 mins
Total Time
28 mins
These cream cheese cookies are so light and delicious, They're super simple to make, and it's easy to eat more than one!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cream Cheese Cookies
Servings: 48 cookies
Calories: 44 kcal
Author: Lynne
  • 3 oz. Cream Cheese
  • 1/2 cup shortening you can also substitute butter in the same amount, but I've always used shortening.
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 cup sifted flour
  • 1/4 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • colored sprinkling sugar if desired
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a mixer, cream together cream cheese and shortening.
  3. Add sugar, egg yolk, flour, salt, and vanilla and thoroughly combine.
  4. Drop by level teaspoons onto cookie sheet.
  5. Sprinkle with colored sugars to decorate before placing into the oven.
  6. Bake for 13-15 minutes or until edges are lightly golden.
Recipe Notes

In order to get the amount of cookies described in this recipe, you MUST use a level TEASPOON. They're small, but we really like the size.

Nutrition Facts
Cream Cheese Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 44 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 6mg2%
Sodium 16mg1%
Potassium 5mg0%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 29IU1%
Calcium 3mg0%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.