Cream Cheese Cut-Outs II
It's the first recipe my grown daughter has ever asked me for. These are great!
It's the first recipe my grown daughter has ever asked me for. These are great!
This is the best cookie dough I have ever worked with. I own a gourmet shop and made Valentine's cookies to sell, they were fabulous! Make sure you properly chill the dough before working with it. It's the best!Read More
This was "ok". One of only two, 5 star recipes, I wasn't happy with. It's not as flaky and light as I like my cookies. I have one my cousin gave me that calls for 2 sticks of butter and it's much lighter and tastier. I tried this one because everyone commented on how easy it was to work with. It is easy but the flavor is more important to me that the texture of the dough. My family is used to tasting the cream cheese and it wasn't there with these cookies. I'll try to post Lynda's Cream Cheese cookies in case anyone is interested.Read More
This is the best cookie dough I have ever worked with. I own a gourmet shop and made Valentine's cookies to sell, they were fabulous! Make sure you properly chill the dough before working with it. It's the best!
This was "ok". One of only two, 5 star recipes, I wasn't happy with. It's not as flaky and light as I like my cookies. I have one my cousin gave me that calls for 2 sticks of butter and it's much lighter and tastier. I tried this one because everyone commented on how easy it was to work with. It is easy but the flavor is more important to me that the texture of the dough. My family is used to tasting the cream cheese and it wasn't there with these cookies. I'll try to post Lynda's Cream Cheese cookies in case anyone is interested.
I loved this recipe! I looked at the reviews first, so I added 1/2 tsp salt and 1/8 tsp nutmeg to the recipe and they added so much flavor! the cookies really held their shape and everyone loved them
This was by far the easiest dough that I've worked with and the cookies were great. I took them to two different functions in one day and everyone wanted the recipe. Thanks so much for sharing!
These are such good cookies! I've been making this recipe for years, they are REALLY good...my variation: sandwich two cookies together with raspberry jam, and roll in powdered sugar. Hmmm...thought I had some cream cheese in the fridge!
These were great! I put them in the refrigerator for an hour and they were way to sticky, so I ended up leaving them for about 3-4 hours and they were perfect. I did split up the dough into 4 pieces and when I rolled them I had the counter covered in a mixture of powdered sugar and flour (they say that will keep your cookies from getting to tough). The only problem, if you can call it a problem is that the tops got bubbly and I frosted them anyway and so there was no big deal.
This dough was easier to work with when I divided it into smaller pieces (4 sections instead of 2) and, as others noted, refridgerated it until well chilled (4-6 hours.) I worked with only one small portion at a time, used a generous dusting of flour on both the countertop and top of the dough, and also used only small cookie cutters. I ended up with nearly 70 delicious heart and star shaped cookies and had very little trouble with sticky dough.
I tried this cream cheese version of the traditional sugar cookie and I it received "WOWs" from my co-workers. Then I made them again for my family and I think they'll now expect me to make these all the time. Great recipe! Just be sure to use a LOT of flour when rolling them out.
Wonderful! I used this recipe for Christmas cut-outs. Extremely moist and soft. I frosted and froze them and they were still great. I had NO TROUBLE with sticky dough. You will need a floured surface each time you roll out the dough and flour the rolling pin too.
These worked wonderfully for me! I always used another cut-out recipe but decided to try something new. I saved this recipe when Christina's fabulous Easter cookie pictures popped up. I followed the recipe to a "T" and refrigerated my dough overnight. It was a breeze to work with and the cookies kept their shape very well. I will definitely be using this recipe in the future :)
These are the only cut-outs I make now because they come out soft instead of crunchy, so it's totatlly a preference thing, but boy are they good!!!
Chilled dough for an hour. Nice dough, very easy to work with. cookies held their shape.
I've found my perfect cutout cookie. My husband, who doesn't like "sugar" cookies, really loved these. Because they aren't too sweet, they're perfect for decorating with icing or candies. I just used this recipe to make jack-o-lantern cookies that I sanded with colored sugars. I also liked them because they didn't expand much in the oven and really held the shape of the cutters.
These were EXCELLENT! The dough was great to work with (after refrigeration), and they did not spread one bit which was great! They had a wonderful buttery taste as well. This is my new go to cut-out cookie recipe. Thanks for posting :)
Easy to make and not too sweet. Very yummy!
These were awesome cookies! They came out perfect! It was my first time rolling out cookies and they were very easy to make. I used the Sugar Cookie Glaze by Cyndi from this site and the 2 together were perfect! Not too sweet and just the right amount of flavor. I stored them in a air tight container and they stayed soft and chewy. I will definitely be using this recipe again!
This was a very good recipe. In fact, it's the first one that I haven't messed up! Very easy...perfect flavor...fast cook time...holds shape...easy to decorate (doesn't fall apart at all!!). Freezer time is SUPER important!! Enjoy:)
These are good cookies for icing, but without icing, they would be too bland.
I tried 4 different cut out cookie recipes this year and this one was the best by far. They have a great sweet flavor without being too sweet. The dough is very easy to work with and they held their shape perfectly after being baked. I rolled them 1/4 in. thick and baked them at 375 degrees for 7-8 min. so they were very soft and moist. It will be the only cut out recipe I will be using from now on.
These cookies are excellent...light and yummy.....i had to use lots of powdered sugar and a little flour when rolling them out and i shortened the cooking time a bit but i live in south florida and i tend to have to battle the humidity when i bake.... i cut out star shapes for christmas and drizzle them with white and dark chocolate....my brother in law asks for them every year now.... Thanks for an awesome recipe that is now a part of our family tradition!
We love these cookies. My son has so much fun using his cookie cutters with this dough. Us adults also love it because it is more sophistacted than plain sugar cookies. We like with or without frosting.
Don't let these get brown in the oven, and as soon as you put them on a wire rack to cool, brush with a powdered sugar glaze. They stay very moist and they are a all time favorite with friends and family. (I color the dough for the season, green shamrocks, red hearts, depends on the holiday)
Great and easy for my girls and there friends , we just had a cookie party and this was the favorite! I did add more cream cheese, only because my scale is broken , and also chilled for long than said.
YUMMY!!!! We made this for our cut-out Christmas cookies this year, and they were great! They had a nice flavor, and held up nicely to decorating. This will be my cut-out Chiristmas cookie recipe from now on! Thank you!!
excellent recipe! I even doubled it and used only half the recipe that day and put half in the refrigerator to use a couple days later when I needed to make more cookies.
Perfect! Refrigerated overnight. Very easy to work with and very flavorful. Cut a little thicker so baked a little longer! Thank you for sharing! Really wonderful cut out cookie recipe!
The cream cheese adds a little more flavor to these cookies over just using butter. I did add 2 1/2 cups flour and the dough was still pretty soft, even after chilling for 2 hours in the fridge. Could be that I used fat-free cream cheese which has more liquid that the regular. Still, the dough is easy to roll out, and the flavor is excellent. Will use this recipe from now on!
Loved these recipes but I think I used more cream cheese than called for because I didn't have a good way to weight out 3 ounces from an 8 ounce tub, so I eyeballed it. I love these cookies! I didn't cut them out but instead did the first batch as balls, and balls they remained! So for the next batch I smashed them down into disc for a more traditional cookie shape. The texture on these is GREAT, but I don't have an electric mixer so I creamed the butter, cream cheese, and sugar with a fork. This left small pea sized dollops of cream cheese in the dough, making it look like biscuit dough. But I think that actually HELPED the texture, making the cookies flaky yet tender, like a biscuit. These cookies have a great taste that's not too sugary and sweet, much more appeasing to an adult palette.
`Great cookie recipe. I used a little vanilla and almond extract to add more flavor, and it was just great. Thanks for the great recipe, will def make again over and over. :)
The heart cookies with swirls in your other photos are beautiful! We need directions on how to do that! THey are gorgeous!
these came out like hockey pucks,not flakey at all...I doubt it is the altitude,maybe baking soda would be better.
These were delicious with buttercream frosting!
I used this recipe to make "stained glass cookies." I cut out shapes in the cookies and filled these holes with crushed LifeSavers. They turned out great!
I really enjoyed the taste of these cookies; I had never made cream cheese cookies before. I chilled the dough for multiple hours,but they were way too sticky to use cookie cutters, so I just dropped them on the sheet like chocolate chip cookies. I will use this recipe again unless I find one that is less sticky.
I LOVE these sugar cookies - but icing is a must. I let the dough set up in the refrigerator overnight. I rolled out the dough to about 1/4 inch thick between two pieces of wax paper - much easier than on just a floured surface. I used an icing made from crisco, powdered sugar, milk and vanilla. not the traditional icing - this was light and fluffy. A big hit with everyone!
Good, I had lost my recipe to the ones I normally make and found this one as a substitute and think that this one is just as good if not better. It will remain in my personal cook book and used again. Thanks for the wonderful recipe.
very good a cross between a butter cookie and cream cheese. Yum! they were easy to make . This one is definetly a keeper.
I BAKED THE CREAM CHEESE CUT-OUTS FOR CHRISTMAS. THEY WERE VERY GOOD BUT THEY WERE ALSO VERY CRUMBLY.
I doubled the recipe and refridgerated the dough over night. This is the best tasting cut out recipe I have ever made. I try a new one every year. I will keep this for next year. I also made the icing with cream cheese.
these are awesome! they taste like Walkers shortbread cookies!
Okay, but kind of bland.
OK, but kind of bland. I will try the nutmeg suggestion if I make them again. They did seem to improve after a couple of days...
I prefer a sweeter and thicker sugar cookie, so next time I would add more sugar and roll out thicker. Can't taste the cream cheese. But the Dough was excellent to work with. This is a great and easy basic sugar cookie!
Nothing to complain about here...the dough is easy to work with and the cookies cook up lovely. Will definitely use again.
These cookies were exactly what I was looking for to satisfy my sweet tooth! Very soft and chewy, and with actual sugar FLAVOR unlike other tasteless sugar cookies. And so easy to make! Yumm.
I made this with the kids in my class for Valentine's Day. We put red food coloring in 1/3 of the dough and cut out hearts, put them on top of the plain dough, and sprinkled red sugar on top. The kids liked making them and they tasted pretty good, too!
This was the stickiest dough I have ever worked with. The cookie has a good flavor which we enjoyed but not the extra work in trying to roll it out. I think this would probably work better if it had 1/4 c more flour.
Very delicious cookie. So moist. Don't overbake or roll too thin. I used vanilla frosting, but cream cheese frosting would be good too.
Much better than the traditional cookies I grew up with. Better taste and texture and keeps their shape during baking. They also stay soft for days.
This is the worst dough I have ever had the misfortune to work with. Very Sticky. I would never make these again. If I were you I wouldn't waste my time with these cookies.
Didn't turn out too well. Tasted okay but were heavy.
The dough was extremely sticky and the cookies tasted like flour when I was done.
I had looked for an easy recipe to use for cut out cookies. This is a great recipe, not only is it easy it taste wonderful. My family loves them.
This is the first recipe I've used to make sugar cookies with my children aged 10, 7, and 3. The dough was easy to make and easy to work with and taste FANTASTIC! I made Delilah's frosting from her cookie recipe - and they are a HUGE HIT with the family and my co-workers. I'm going to make more this week-end!
easy recipe to follow. needs icing to add to flavor. texture good. Need more cooking time. cookie has doughy taste is not cooked more than 9 minutes
Great cut-out cookies. I decorated them using royal icing and I must admit, they were hard to resist! Very good when decorated, I didn't care too much for the cookies by themselves. The dough is much easier to work with when thoroughly chilled.
This was my first time ever rolling out dough, so the first batch didn't come out too well. But I chilled the dough longer and got the hang of it. The cookies tasted fabulous and were moist and soft.
I didn't really like these very much. I didn't find them all that easy to roll out and the texture wasn't flaky at all - more cakey. Without the icing these don't taste like much of anything.
Not great at all. Many people have suggested trying cream cheese cut outs and I am pretty disappointed. Not much flavor and the texture is not great either.
These are the blandest cookies ever!! The dough was easy to work, but they really turned out too bland even with icing.
I have never been able to get Sugar Cookies right until this recipe. My daughter and I made them and the whole family was impressed. Even those who normally don't like sugar cookies liked these. The dough was very easy to work with and the taste was great. After reading the other reviews I think I will roll mine a little thicker next time, but that is a matter of preference. This cookie had no bad points in our opinion. We will make them again!
A really nice sugar cookie recipe. Holds the shape well, easy to work with, and a nice taste.
Ditto the previous rater, not as flavorful as I expected, but still very edible.
This dough was too sticky for my liking- I use a recipe I found on here "soft Christmas cookies" for all my cut out cookies and it is the best ever. Thought I would give this a try as I had extra cream cheese, don't think I'll use it again.
Dough was very sticky. I added an extra cup of flour. Still sticky. I am very disappointed. Removed from frig after an hour to roll. Still no change in dough. Will leave the dough in over night to see if that will help. If not i will toss it out.
These are the best cookies that I have EVER made. They are soooooo soft and bake purfectly. Thank you
After refrigerating for about 24 hours, this dough *was* easy to work with, the easiest of any cut out cookies I have tried. I'm still trying to decide if I am a fan of the softer texture. We made these with sprinkles on top and they were not my husband's favorite, but I have a feeling he would have loved them with icing on top, he is a big fan of iced cookies. The children enjoyed working with the dough and sprinkles to make the cookies. I will probably try these again with icing. Thank you for the recipe.
Wow! These cookies worked perfectly to make Christams cut-out cookies! I refrigerated the dough overnight, which made rolling it out super easy. I was able to make about 4 cookie sheets-worth of cookies from just one batch. They are not too sweet, so icing will not overpower them. Also, the cookies did not spread too much in the oven (8 minutes was the perfect cooking time) and they also stayed pretty thick, just be sure to let the cookies set on the sheets for a few minutes before you take them off. I'll be using this recipe from now on! Thanks!!
Dough was very sticky but we managed, we made Santa faces and Christmas trees. I thought the cookies were rather flavorless but my 7yo loved them and ate almost all...with cookie crumbs hanging off his mouth, he yelled '5 stars!' so I guess 5 stars it is....
I can only give this recipe 3 stars based on what I've done so far. The dough tastes wonderful but the dough was extremely sticky. I had to use a TON of flour, and had to brush it off before baking. I still have some dough left and based on the reviews that I have re-read, I'll let it refrigerate overnight. I also didn't yield 48 cookies. My cut outs are about 3 inches and I only got about 10-12 if you count the strange looking pieces. So go small or double up on the recipe. I just got them out of the oven and they cook quickly. I am going to give the recipe one more try.
This was the best cut-out cookie I have ever made! The dough was easy to work with after being chilled for about five or six hours. I rolled them out with powdered sugar instead of flour, and that left them with a sweet coating on them. I will make these every year from now on!
Excellent. I took them to work and people will not stop asking me for the recipe
I made some changes, sometimes i used all cream cheese, sometimes I added some cocoa powder or granulated coffee powder. Lovely cookies every time!
These cookies are so easy to make and also taste great. When topped with a cream cheese glazefrosting, there is nothing to compare. I brought a tray to work and even at half staff, they didn't last the day.
This recipe worked beautifully. I rolled them very thick, and they turned out soft, and maintained their shape. In my opinion this recipe is so close to cookie bouquet's secret recipe. My boyfriend and I ate them non stop till our stomachs hurt.
Great recipe. This will replace my old cut-out recipe. The taste and texture of the final product are great. I added a bit of lemon zest for a bit more flavor. The dough was sticky, but I divided it into 4 small batches prior to refrigerating for several hours. I only worked a small bit at a time and left the remaining dough in the refrigerator until it was time to roll and cut.
Good, not great. They were the last cookies to go Christmas '06. Tip: make dough fairly thick (1/4")otherwise, they get to crisp.
I made some for my co workers and everybody loved them so much they wanted to know if I had anymore.
Just the right amount of "sweet!" I added a bit more flour than the recipe demanded. I used about 2 3/4cups of flour and it turned out splendid.
I chilled dough for 12 hours, followed recipe to a "T", yet it was sticky and difficult to roll. I added flour, and the end result was a hard not very tasty cookie.
These turned out really nice...held their shape well when baked. My kids had a blast making them and they taste great!
Batter very sticky. Added 4 heaping tablespoons of flour to batter. Refrigerated ~3 hours and it was easy to handle after that. Cookies came out great!
thanks for a marvelously easy recipe! The only addition I'll make in the future is the add about 1/4 tsp of salt just to balance the sweetness and bring it out more. Good by themselves with a glass of cold milk or frosted.
These were a big hit with my friends. I used colored sprinkles on top and everyone loved it!
I loved this recipe! They were gone before I got to decorate them. They have such a unique combination of moistness and flavor.
These are the most delicious cookies I've ever baked. They taste even more delicious after drizzling some semi-sweet chocolate over the cookies. The dough was quite sticky but I found after refrigerating it for almost 2 hours, and ofcourse using flour to roll the dough, they turned out wonderful :D
Best dough too work with a light flavor, too. But I had to CHILL THE DOUGH IN THE FREEZER. My husband and daughter love them too!
Excellent cookie. Crunchy around the outside and soft in the middle. I used lots of flour when rolling and added a bit more cream cheese and vanilla. Not the prettiest cookie as the top can get kind of crackly but delicious!! Thank you.
I made these and I have to say, without icing, they are very bland. Also the dough was very sticky, and I refrigerated it overnite. I had to work VERY quickly and in VERY small batches. I did not want to make the dough tough, so I lightly floured the rolling pin and the rolling surface which was a parchment paper covered counter top. BUT I gave it three stars because the cookie was tender and soft, which is what I prefer. Also, when I frosted them with anise and vanilla flavored butter cream frosting, they were very good tasting.
This was my first attempt at sugar cookies. They were really sticky and I needed a lot of flour to get them to roll out. I was disappointed because the recipe turned out very very bland. I will be looking for a recipe with a lot more flavor.
Very sticky and disappointed.
The flavor of this cookie is good, but the dough is SO soft. I had to work with it practically right out of the freezer, and my husband's hands almost melted it immediately. I also recommend rolling it out closer to 1/4 inch thick, and baking it longer. The first tray were under baked, and did not hold together well.
This is the best "dough" I have ever worked with...I LOVE it. And they taste pretty good too!
I was a little upset with this recipe. The dough was very sticky (even after 1.5 hours refrigerated & 20 minutes in the freezer) and diffcult to cut out shapes. I cut out 3-4 inch hearts, and this only made 18 cookies. Also, without some sort of frosting, the cookies are rather bland.
too dry after they cooled off
After reading all those good reviews I had high hopes for this recipe. But it didn't turn out great. The cookies weren't not as creamy as expected, maybe if the cream cheese would be substituted with cream fraiche and a lemon yogurt icing. Not gonna make them again. Only 2 stars out of 5.
These were ok. Reminded me of animal crackers. They keep well when left out for days. Taste better after they are a day old. Held shape well.
These cookies were really sticky and I needed A LOT OF flour to get them to roll out, and at the end, the flavor was lost, without the frosting the taste was only flour. I was disappointed because the recipe turned out very very bland. However, the kept their shape during baking.
I made this with a sugar substitute(Nature's Sweet) and it was wonderful! Many of my friends and family couldn't believe that it was sugar-free.