I’m actually posting this recipe for two reasons: 1. it’s Christmas which means it’s time to bake cookies, and 2. people have actually asked me for this particular recipe. The recipe came from my mom’s recipe box – it was hand-written by her, who knows how long ago, and therefore I had to hand-copy it with those archaic objects known as pen and paper. I wanted to make these in particular, as every Christmas I host a B.Y.O.Ch. (Bring Your Own Cheese) Party, and I try to keep the desserts in line with the theme. So, my mom mentioned she had this old recipe for Cream Cheese Cookies, and I said, “yes, please!”
The recipe itself is rather easy – good things don’t always have to be complicated. And the results are like little puffs of cakey cream cheese euphoria. So, add this one to your Christmas cookie baking repertoire this year – it’s simply delightful, and came from an old-school hand-written recipe card, which makes it all the more charming. 🙂
Cream Cheese Cookies.
What you’ll need:
1/4 cup butter (room temperature)
1 package (8 oz) cream cheese (room temperature)
1/4 tsp vanilla
1 package white cake mix
What you’ll do:
Preheat oven to 375°F. Cream together butter and cream cheese until smooth and well-blended. Add egg and vanilla, and mix well. Add cake mix, 1/3 at a time, mixing completely between each addition. Cover the dough and chill for at least 30 minutes (I like to chill mine overnight). Drop into rounded spoonfuls (a mini ice cream scooper works great) onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until they are slightly brown around the edges.
Told ya it was easy. 🙂