You may never roll out sugar cookies again, after trying these soft & chewy cream cheese sugar cookies. Top them off with cream cheese icing & some sprinkles & they are perfect for any holiday, or anytime you get a sugar cookie craving!
Add dry ingredients, mixing in the flour gradually. The dough should be soft, but not sticky. I recommend baking 1 "test cookie" first. If they flatten/spread out too much, then add more flour.
Roll desired amount into balls, place on cookie sheet & flatten. If you aren't going to frost them, roll the tops in sugar before flattening.
Bake on the bottom rack for approximately 4 minutes & move to the middle rack for an additional 3-4 minutes. They should be white to very pale golden on the bottom & the tops should look slightly dry, with no color. Overbaking or adding too much flour will make them hard.
Remove from cookie sheet & allow to cool on wire rack.
Prepare frosting by blending the butter & cream cheese with an electric mixer until well blended & creamy. Add cream or milk & vanilla & blend well. Gradually add powdered sugar. The frosting should be stiff, but easily spreadable.
Sprinkle with coarse sugar or decorative sprinkles immediately after frosting each cookie so it sticks before the frosting hardens.
This post contains affiliate links. Should you make a purchase using one of these links we may earn a small commission at no cost to you.These cookies can be made in any size you like.A flat bottomed glass works well to flatten them. They should be soft & chewy. Don't leave out the almond extract. That helps give them that classic, rich, sugar cookie flavor.