Recipe – Cream Cheese Cookies

cream-cheese-cookies-1Today we are featuring some super fun and easy cookies that you can make with the kids. They also make great gifts to go along with other types of cookies and breads when giving to neighbors and friends. Please note in the recipe that it calls for an egg yoke, not a whole egg. You can save the whites for a meringue or to make divinity.

Cream Cheese Cookies
Cream Cheese Cookies
These cream cheese cookies are so light and delicious, They’re super simple to make, and it’s easy to eat more than one!
3 oz. Cream Cheese
1/2 cup shortening (you can also substitute butter in the same amount)
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg yolk
1 cup sifted flour
1/4 tsp. kosher salt
1/2 tsp.vanilla
Colored sprinkling sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a mixer, cream together cream cheese and shortening.
Add sugar, egg yolk, flour, salt, and vanilla and thoroughly combine.
Drop by level teaspoons onto cookie sheet.
Sprinkle with colored sugars to decorate before placing into the oven.
Bake for 13-15 minutes or until edges are lightly golden.
Yield: Makes about 48 cookies

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