Cream Cheese Cookies

by Sandra Davenport, Cookie Club Member

Recipe Courtesy of

Category: Desserts, Cookies

Prep Time: 25 Minutes (chill 1 hour)

Level: Baking Experience Helpful

Yield: 5 Dozen Cookies


1/2 c. shortening

1/2 c. butter (not margarine)

8 ounces cream cheese

1 1/3 c. sugar

1 egg

1/2 tsp. vanilla

4 c. flour

1 tsp. baking powder

1/4 tsp. salt


Mix shortening, butter, cream cheese and sugar together. Add egg and vanilla. Add dry ingredients and mix well. Refrigerate 1 to 3 hours. Roll out to 1/8-inch thick and cut. Transfer to cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 7 to 9 minutes. Cool, frost, and decorate.