Cream Cheese Cookies

The cream cheese gives you a creamy rich soft cookie.  This cookie goes very well with tea and coffee.  Best of all this needs no frosting.

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Cream Cheese Cookies

These cream cheese cookies are simple and oh so easy to make. 
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cookies, Cream Cheese
Servings: 48
Calories: 83kcal


  • 1 cup shortening
  • 3 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cup flour


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. 
  • Cream shortening in bowl. Work in cream cheese and sugar, keeping smooth. Beat in egg yolks, vanilla and flour. Dough can be dropped, cookie pressed or chilled firm. Roll and cut. Bake 15 minutes.


Calories: 83kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 9mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 25IU | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 0.3mg
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About Stephanie

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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