Best Ever Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies


  • 3 oz. cream cheese (softened)
  • 2 sticks salted butter (softened)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. almond extract
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 1/4 cup all-purpose flour


  1. In a large bowl beat all ingredients except the flour until smooth. Stir in flour. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate 8 hours or overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F
  3. On lightly floured surface, roll out dough to desired thickness. Refriderate remaining dough until ready to use. Cut into desired shaped using lightly floured cookie cutters. Lay 1 inch apart on parchment paper lined cookie sheet.
  4. Bake for 7-10 minutes or until light and golden brown. Cool completely on wired racks.

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Pepwei Says... 2009-10-14 10:29:13

can i use unsalted butter instead? and would anyone know if the cookies spread once baked? Thanks!

bsawyer78 Says... 2009-10-18 06:48:03

I have used unsalted butter for this, didn't notice much difference. The only time this recipe spread on me was when I added the dough to a warm cookie after taking baked cookies off the sheet, I place it in the freezer until it is cool, then place more cookies on it and bake. This seemed to solve that problem!

SweetcakesCT Says... 2011-08-30 12:54:36

I made these today and they are totally delicious. Even though I overbaked them a bit, they were soft on the inside. The flavor just explodes in ur mouth from the first bite. I did add a little more flavoring than the recipe called for, but not more than an extra half teaspoon or so. I will definitely be using this recipe from now on. Many thanks to the OP for sharing.

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