Cream Cheese Cookies


  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. baking powder


Cream shortening, cream cheese, and sugar. Add vanilla. Mix dry things and sift in. Chill dough. Roll on floured board and cut into 3 inch squares or any way you wish. Bake on greased baking sheet at 375 degrees F for 8-10 minutes.

By Robin from Washington, IA

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April 28, 2011 Flag

Quick, delicious cake-like cookies. Makes around 6 dozen.




Mix first 5 ingredients together either by hand or on slow by mixer. Add beaten eggs, mix then add milk and vanilla. I had purchased some pineapple cream cheese and didn't care for it on bagels so I used it in my cookies. If you have a flavoring to match like I did, pineapple flavoring, it makes a nice change to a plain cookie.

Bake at 375 - 400 degrees F. I bake mine at 390 degrees for 10 minute just until they start to go golden. They will dry out if baked to long. Remove from hot cookie sheets right away, cool and frost.

Frosting: Mix to a spreading consistency that you like, glaze or stand up frosting. These cookies are good without frosting.



By Ann from Loup City, NE

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April 30, 20110 found this helpful

Is 6 Tablespoons of baking powder correct? That would be almost 1/3 cup. I've never seen a recipe calling for that much before. Just checking. : ) Otherwise the recipe sounds like one I'd like to try!

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  • 1 package cream cheese (3 oz.)
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • sugar (opt.)


Cream cream cheese and butter together thoroughly. Add sugar and beat well. Add flour and mix until well blended. Add vanilla and lemon juice. Form into a roll and wrap in waxed paper; chill overnight. Slice and bake on greased cookie sheet at 350 degrees F for 15-20 minutes.

By Robin from Washington, IA

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