These Christmas Sugar Cookies are so soft because they are made with cream cheese! Dip each cookie into vanilla glaze and then top with festive sprinkles! Recipe makes 48 cookies.
I should have made more of these cookies because after taking some to work and keeping some at home, they were all gone pretty quick! This is a classic sugar cookie recipe, but we’re updating it by adding cream cheese which is going to make the cookies even more soft and delicious. Because I love taking cookies to the next step, I mixed some powdered sugar and milk together to make a light vanilla glaze frosting to dip each cookie in. Finally, add holiday colored sprinkles or chopped up candy canes on top of each cookie and they’re ready to go! If you’re sharing these with others, make sure to keep a few for yourself because they won’t last!
This will be my final post for the week, so I want to wish you and your family a happy holiday. I hope you get some time to relax, drink some hot chocolate, listen to the Original Chipmunks Christmas album and eat these cookies! See you guys next week!
- 1 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 cup of butter, softened
- 8 oz cream cheese
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3 1/4 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoons milk
- Sprinkles, Decorative Sugar, Crushed Candy Canes
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- In a large bowl cream together the sugar, butter, cream cheese, egg and vanilla. Add salt, flour and baking soda and continue to mix until combined.
- On a nonstick cookie sheet or silicone baking mats, add tablespoons of dough for each cookie. With the back of a spoon gently press down each cookie to slightly flatten.
- Bake for 9-11 minutes.
- Let cool before frosting.
- Mix powdered sugar and milk together in bowl with a spoon.
- Once cookies are cool, dip each one into the glaze. Add additional sprinkles or chopped up candy canes on top.
- Makes 48 cookies.
- NOTE: If you are using cookie cutters, you must chill this dough overnight before rolling it out and baking it.