Sunday, March 2, 2014

Your Favorite Series: Cream Cheese Cookies with Confectioners Sugar Glaze

Sue from NJ

I would love to have a true heritage recipe; but my mom was an excellent cook and I had a grandmother who worked at a German bakery in New York.  Our tables were always filled with excellent sweets, but not always homemade.

I stumbled upon a cookie recipe many, many years ago.  After a little changing, it has become a 'go to' for me no matter what the holiday or celebration with just a change of the cookie cutter and decoration. 

Cream Cheese Cookies with Confectioners Sugar Glaze

Cookie Ingredients: 

1C Sugar
1C  Butter (2 sticks) softened
4 oz Cream Cheese, softened
1/4 tsp Salt
1 tsp Vanilla
1 Egg Yolk
2 1/4 C All Purpose Flour

Glaze Ingredients:

1C  Confectioners Sugar
1/4 tsp Vanilla Extract
2-3 T  Milk

Assorted colored sugars


Cream sugar, butter, cream cheese, salt and egg yolk until light.  Add flour, blending well.  Divide dough into two sections covering with plastic wrap.  Chill dough at least 1 hour. 

Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.  Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Using one section at a time, roll the dough to 1/8 - 1/4 inch thick.  Cut into desired shapes and bake 7-10 minutes or until a light golden on the bottom of the cookie.  The size of the cookie will determine the baking time;  adjust accordingly.  Cool cookies on a rack. 

Once cookies are cooled, make the glaze.  Combine all ingredients together to desired consistency.  Brush over cooled cookies and add colored sugars as desired.   Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. I have tasted these cookies and they are amazing! Light and dense at the same time; and in just the right amounts. Truly delicious. Thanks, Sue, for sharing.