Cinnamon Cream Cheese Cookies
Cinnamon Cream Cheese Cookies are a delightfully soft, fluffy cookie coated in cinnamon sugar. Serve these cookies for a light dessert, as a Christmas cookie, for a party or shower, or just to enjoy with a mug of tea in the afternoon.
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter softened
- 4 ounces cream cheese softened
- 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
In a large mixing bowl, use an electric mixer to cream together the butter and cream cheese until light and fluffy. Add the powdered sugar and mix on low speed until combined.
Add the egg, baking powder, and vanilla extract and mix just until combined.
Mix in the flour, just until incorporated. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator to chill the dough for 1 hour.
Heat the oven to 375ºF. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
Scoop the cookie dough into 1-inch dough balls and roll between your hands to create smooth dough balls. In a small bowl, combine the granulated sugar and cinnamon. Roll each dough ball in the cinnamon-sugar mixture, then place on the prepared cookie sheets with at least 1-inch of space between each.
Bake at 375ºF for 7-8 minutes, just until set. Do not over-bake.
Remove the cookies from the cookie sheet and cool on a wire cooling rack.