Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Cream Cheese Cookies

Cream Cheese Cookies
At Christmastime you will always catch me baking cookies.  I love recipes with a few ingredients that are usually already in the pantry.  This recipe was that kind of recipe.  With only five ingredients, I already had everything I needed and went right to baking without a trip to the store.  Not only that but; did someone say cream cheese?!   

1/2 cup (110 g) unsalted butter, at room temperature
3 ounces (85 g) cream cheese, at room temperature
1 cup (200 g) sugar
1 cup (125 g) all-purpose flour (plus 2 tablespoons)
1/2 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 350° F (175° C). Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.  
Put the butter, cream cheese, and sugar in a large bowl and Using a mixer beat until light and fluffy, 3-5 minutes.  
Add the flour, salt, and mix until just incorporated.  Scrape down the bowl and mix everything evenly.
Drop the batter by tablespoon onto the baking sheets, spacing to allow for spreading.
Bake for 12 minutes, until the edges are golden brown. *With the high butter/fat content in this recipe I couldn't get them to bake with out really brown edges so I just trimmed the edges off when serving. 
They will be chewy and harden more after removing from the oven.
Let cool on baking sheet until they can be handled, then transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling.  Store in airtight container for up to five days.

*  The recipe in the cookbook makes a valid point about measuring the flour  with a scale and I agree that I need to try that, because when using my 1 cup measure I had to add 2 tablespoons of flour to make the cookies come out with any body.  

Cream Cheese Cookies
Recipe from Food52 Baking.  I love this site, it is a feast for the eyes.  I bought this for a gift and I am baking out of it for Christmas....I will wrap it eventually!

Cream Cheese Cookies
So this week... coffee, cookies, and some herbal crafting...sounds about perfect doesn't it?

I will link this to:
Foodie Friday at Rattlebridge Farm
Homemaking Linkup at Hope In Every Season 
Tickle My Taste Buds Tuesdays at Lori's Culinary Creations
Foodie Friends Friday at Walking on Sunshine
Rooted in Thyme Simple and Sweet Fridays
Share Your Cup Thursday at Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olsen  
Sunday's Down Under at Natasha in Oz   
What to Do Weekends at Shoestring Elegance
Idea Box Thursday at Mila's Little Things
Five Star Frugal at A Tray of Bliss
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Share your Style Thursday at Northern Nesting  
Best of the Weekend Party at Mrs. Toody Goo Shoes


Blondie's Journal said...

These cookies sound beyond delicious and perfect for Christmas. Thank you!

Jane x

Kim said...

These do sound perfect, Sherry...off to pin and then bake. I have everything I need on hand...yum!!

quakerhillfarm said...

What a yummy post! You always have the best recipes! Have a great week! Lynn

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

Oh my these do look ever so good, don't think I've ever had cream cheese cookies before? Thanks for sharing the recipe and pinned to try soon.

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

Simple cookies are always my favorites! These look yummy!

Cindy Lou said...

Thank you this recipe! I will be making these! Merry Christmas to you and your family!