Cream Cheese Cutout Cookies

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

Another one of my favorite cutout recipes. I find this dough to be very easy to work with....especially when cutting out small or intricate shapes. I like to make these cookies thicker than my other cutouts. They're great for decorating and icing, too! Prep time does NOT include time for dough to chill. Makes about 4-5 dozen; depending on size and thickness of your shapes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat together butter, cream cheese and sugar until fluffy. Add egg, vanilla and almond extracts; beat well.
  2. In a small bowl, combine flour and baking powder- gradually mix into cream cheese mixture; beat until well-mixed.
  3. Divide dough in half; wrap each half in plastic wrap and chill for at least 1 1/2 hours.
  4. When dough is done chilling, preheat oven to 375.
  5. Roll dough on to lightly floured surface to about 1/8"-1/4" thickness. Cut with cookie cutters. (If desired, sprinkle with colored sugars.) Place on ungreased cookie sheets.
  6. Bake at 375 for 8-10 minutes or until edges just slightly golden. Allow to cool 2 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool. If desired, decorate with icing or glaze.


Most Helpful

while they look beautiful and small quite good too, i think the taste lacked. I don't think I did anything wrong but they are quite blah. thankfully I topped them with sugar otherwise they would have been really boring.

GlamCandy April 29, 2010

This is now my "go to" recipe for cutout cookies. They taste good even without icing. I found the dough was a little thin to handle so I ended up adding about 1/2 cup extra flour to firm it up. Plus, I rolled out on a silpat and lifted the cut cookies easily by inverting the silpat one cookie at a time. Thanks for a great recipe!

Sprinkles May 15, 2009

I used peppermint extract instead of the almon and added in crushed up candy canes to use up the leftover candies from Christmas. I also only used half of the amount of butter to cut the calories and used 1 1/4 cup splenda instead. Overall, great and easy recipe!

Meowmix318 January 28, 2008

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