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Cream Cheese Cookies Recipe for Cookie Press

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Cream Cheese Cookies Recipe

© 2012 Peggy Trowbridge Filippone, licensed to About.com, Inc.
This dough works well with the cookie press to make cookies for the holidays or any special occasion. The cream cheese adds a richness to the flavor. The dough may be divided into portions to make multiple colors of cookies, adding the food coloring last. If the dough is not firm enough for your cookie press, simply refrigerate it to firm it up more. Remember to hold your cookie press completely vertical to the baking sheet for best results.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 60 cookies


  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks or 16 Tablespoons) butter, at room temperature
  • 3 ounces cream cheese (small block), at room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon or almond extract
  • food coloring, optional
  • Sugar sprinkles, jimmies, dragees, or other decorations, optional


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Whisk salt into the flour and set aside.

Cream butter and cream cheese together until fluffy. Add sugar, egg yolk, vanilla, and lemon or almond extract, beating until combined. Stir in the flour/salt mixture. Divide dough, if you need multiple colors, then add optional food coloring(s) and mix well.

Apply desired cutting plate shape and fill cookie press with dough. Press cookies on to ungreased baking sheet. Bake 10 to 15 minutes, until lightly browned at the edges. Decorate as desired.

Yield: 60 cookies

Notes: For a simple icing, add just enough heavy cream or milk to powdered confectioners' sugar to make it drippable. Put icing in a ziptop bag, squeeze out the air, and seal. Cut off a small corner from the bottom of the bag to use it as a pastry bag. Let air-dry to firm up. Or, make a "glue" by whisking a little water into an egg white. Brush on top of cookies, and sprinkle on decorations. Let sit to dry.
Cream Cheese Cookies Recipe Photo © 2012 Peggy Trowbridge Filippone, licensed to About.com, Inc.

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 5 out of 5
, Member kokeshi_girl

Much much better than the recipe that came with my cookie press. This one was sweeter and had a richness with the cream cheese. The lemon extract makes a huge difference too. Everyone thought they were addicting!

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