Dessert - CookiesVegetarian

Sugar Cookies

Sugar cookies Source: rawpixel, Unsplash

Even in cookies, the secret is cheese -- in this case, cream cheese. It keeps the cookies moist and prevents blandness. Also butter. Always butter.


  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 6 oz cream cheese
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Cook Time: 8 minutes


  1. In a medium bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  2. In a large bowl, beat butter and cream cheese for 30 seconds. Add sugar and vanilla; mix well. Incrementally add the dry ingredients and mix.
  3. Cover dough and let chill at least 1 hour (overnight is best).
  4. Roll out dough about 1/8" thick. Cut out cookies and put on a cookie sheet. Bake at 375°F for 8-10 minutes, until edges are lightly browned.