Homemade Sugar Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

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Léa Lemoine Modified: March 25, 2022
Homemade Sugar Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

How To Make Homemade Sugar Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

Sugar cookies just like how you remember them. These bite-sized treats are soft, tender, and finished off with a cream cheese frosting.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Total: 25 minutes



  • ¾cupbutter,softened
  • ¾cupsugar
  • 1largeegg
  • 1tspvanilla extract
  • ½tspalmond extract
  • cupsall purpose flour
  • ½tspbaking powder
  • ½tspsalt
  • cream cheese frosting
  • 8ozcream cheese,softened
  • ½cupbutter,softened
  • 4cupspowdered sugar
  • 2tspvanilla extract
  • food coloring,if desired


  1. In a large bowl beat the butter until smooth and creamy for about one minute. Add the sugar and continue to beat until creamy for about 2 minutes. Add the egg, vanilla, and almond extract and continue to beat until incorporated.

  2. In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Slowly add to the creamed mixture and continue to beat until the dough comes together. Form the dough into a ball and chill in the fridge for 1 hour and can be chilled overnight.

  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper. Roll dough out to desired thickness and cut with cookie cutters. Transfer to baking sheet.

  4. Bake for 8 to 11 minutes or until just set. Let cookies cool completely before frosting.

  5. To make the cream cheese frosting, beat together cream cheese and butter until smooth. Add powdered sugar and vanilla and continue to beat until it is smooth and creamy. Frost cooled cookies.


  • Calories: 266.52kcal
  • Fat: 13.14g
  • Saturated Fat: 7.98g
  • Trans Fat: 0.39g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 3.39g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.58g
  • Carbohydrates: 35.65g
  • Fiber: 0.32g
  • Sugar: 26.23g
  • Protein: 2.13g
  • Cholesterol: 43.56mg
  • Sodium: 95.51mg
  • Calcium: 22.44mg
  • Potassium: 32.74mg
  • Iron: 0.65mg
  • Vitamin A: 118.79µg
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