Monday, November 29, 2010

Cream Cheese Cookies

If you're looking for a fantastic addition to your holiday cookie trays, I've got the recipe for you. These simple yet elegant cookies are buttery and creamy. And addictive. You won't be able to eat just one.

Here's what you need:

1 cup butter, softened
3 oz cream cheese, softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg yolk
1 teas vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour

In a mixing bowl, cream the butter and cream cheese together. Slowly add the sugar and beat until fluffy. Beat in the egg yolk and vanilla.

Mix in the flour.

Form the dough into a ball and wrap in plastic wrap. Chill in the fridge for at least an hour. Doesn't this ball of dough kinda look like a brain?

Shape the dough into one-inch balls. Place on greased cookie sheets and bake at 325 degrees for 12-15 minutes.

The tops might crack just a little bit and that's okay. But watch them carefully and don't them brown too much. Overbaking will cause the cookies to be dry. Also, don't expect these cookies to spread out much. They will keep their ball shape well.

The original recipe I used called for a lemon powdered sugar glaze. Charles and I thought this was completely unnecessary and took away from the creamy-tasting cookie. This is a delightful little morsel that doesn't need any dressing up to be special. Its simplicity is what makes it so.

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1 comment:

  1. These sound delish! I bet they are really soft, too!
    Have a great day!