Monday, February 21, 2011

Sugar Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

I'm convinced any recipe sounds better when it includes the words "cream cheese." This frosting recipe is no exception! The cookies are equally amazing and are so soft and thick, you could eat them without any frosting and be happy. Thank you to my great friend Krista for sharing this recipe. I doubled both the cookie and frosting recipes and was able to cut out over 60 large heart cookies and have more than enough frosting for my Valentine's party. The cookies also freeze very well. I made mine 4 days ahead of time and pulled them out of the freezer a couple hours before the party and they tasted just as fresh as the day I made them.

Sugar Cookies:
  • 2 & 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 3 beaten eggs
  • 1 & 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 & 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 cup butter
  • 3 tbsp. milk
  • 4 & 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 & 1/4 tsp. salt


  • Cream sugar and butter.
  • Add eggs, vanilla, and milk.
  • Add flour and dry ingredients.
  • Roll out and use cookie cutters to cut into shapes.
  • Place on baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes. (I like to under cook my sugar cookies a little because if they cook too long, they become hard and crunchy).

Cream Cheese Frosting:


  • 4 cups powder sugar
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup)butter
  • 1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese
  • 2-3 tablespoons milk


  • Cream powder sugar, butter, and cream cheese together.
  • Add milk, 1 tablespoon at a time until you reach the consistency you like.
  • Keep frosting refrigerated. Before use, remove frosting from refrigerator and let sit at room temperature for approx. 10 minutes so it's a spreadable consistency.

1 comment:

  1. Mmm, I'll eat anything with cream cheese frosting on it. Sounds delicious. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog and I'd like to invite you to stop by and link your cookies up.