Christmas Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies

CREAM CHEESE Christmas Sugar Cookies! These easy to make holiday cookies are so soft because they're made with cream cheese! Dip each cookie into vanilla sugar glaze and top with red and white sprinkles! Recipe makes 48 cookies.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword christmas cookies recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 48
Calories 116kcal


For the Cookies

  • 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

For the Frosting

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk


  • Sprinkles Decorative Sugar, Crushed Candy Canes


For the cookies

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • In a large bowl cream together the sugar, butter, cream cheese, egg and vanilla. Add salt, flour and baking powder 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.

For the 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.


Calories: 116kcal