Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 12 mins

If you love butter, then you will love this cookie! I used to love when my mom would make these for Christmas. It is my favorite cookie by far and I make them for special occasions! It is a cookie that you cannot stop eating once you start. They are very pretty among a plate full of other cookies if you use food coloring and cookie press for decorative shapes. My grandmother created this recipe and you can make a chocolate version by substituting 1/4 cup cocoa for 1/4 cup of the flour. This recipe can also be doubled easily.


  1. Cream together cheese and butter thoroughly.
  2. Gradually add sugar, mixing well.
  3. Beat in vanilla.
  4. Gradually blend in flour.
  5. If desired, add food coloring.
  6. Force dough through cookie press onto ungreased cookie sheet.
  7. If desired, decorate with various types of sprinkles, sugars, etc.
  8. Bake at 375 degrees for 10- 12 minutes.


Most Helpful

I made these cookies this morning. We really like them...I will be making them for Christmas. The dough is very tender and not too sweet. I did refridgerate the dough between batches. Thanks for a great recipe!

Gardengirl #2 November 30, 2006

This recipe was so easy to understand and use. I had no problems. My cookies turned out beatifully and were so festive looking. The best part is how wonderful they tasted. I recommend this recipe for everyone to try.

laylabee October 18, 2005

While this is a delicious tasting dough, I found that I had to refrigerate the dough after the first "pressing" and in between each batch because it was so soft.

MilanzMom October 16, 2005

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