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4.75 from 8 votes

Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies

Soft, chewy cream cheese sugar cookies. This easy cut out sugar cookie recipe stays soft for days.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time18 mins
Course: Cookies
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best sugar cookies, cream cheese cookies, cut out cookies, easy sugar cookies, rolled cookies
Servings: 24
Calories: 266kcal
Author: Lizzy T



  • 1 cup soft butter (softened)
  • 8 ounces cream cheese (softened)
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder


  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons soft butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • Milk to desired consistency


  • Blend butter and cream cheese. 
  • Add sugar, egg and extracts. 
  • Mix in remaining dry ingredients and blend into the creamed mixture. Chill for 1 hour. 
  • Roll out dough on floured surface until 1/4 inches thick (a must!) . Cut with desired cookie cutter shape and bake at 375 for 8-10 minutes.
  •  Let cookies cool.
  • Mix all your frosting ingredients and add some food coloring if desired. Frost cookies when cool. 



The key to making a good sugar cookie is to make sure that you cut the cookies thick enough and then don't over cook them!


Calories: 266kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 110mg | Potassium: 54mg | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 405IU | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 0.9mg