I was inspired by other cookie recipes that use cream cheese so I decided to try it with something new - queso fresco! Quite possibly the best sugar cookies I've ever had!

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
9 mins
additional:
2 mins
total:
31 mins
Servings:
36
Yield:
3 dozen
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Ingredients

36
Original recipe yields 36 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

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  • Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt together in a large bowl.

  • Beat sugar, butter, and queso fresco together in a large bowl. Add egg; mix well until combined. Mix in vanilla extract. Slowly mix in flour mixture, 1 cup at a time, until dough is thoroughly combined.

  • Shape tablespoonfuls of dough into balls and place 1-inch apart on baking sheets.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until set, 9 to 11 minutes. Cool on the baking sheets for 2 minutes. Transfer to wire racks to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

108 calories; protein 1.7g; carbohydrates 15.3g; fat 4.5g; cholesterol 17mg; sodium 110.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (5)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
02/28/2019
It was very easy to make. My daughter is learning to cook and she loved this recipe. We will make it again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/03/2019
Needed something else maybe cinnamon sugar on the outside or some nutmeg not sure. Texture was nice and fluffy soft centered I did make the recipe exactly the first time. WIll try again for sure. Read More
5 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
02/27/2019
It was very easy to make. My daughter is learning to cook and she loved this recipe. We will make it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/20/2018
Every bit as delicious as claimed! The Queso Fresco gives a superb chew and these cookies have a rich buttery flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/25/2017
Followed the recipe no changes made nor needed. Just the right amount of sweetness and very buttery tasting without being greasy. Who would have guessed that Queso Fresco would work in such a recipe? Delicious! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/02/2019
Needed something else maybe cinnamon sugar on the outside or some nutmeg not sure. Texture was nice and fluffy soft centered I did make the recipe exactly the first time. WIll try again for sure. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/20/2018
good soft cookie. I think I'll try making them with as a sandwich cookie Read More