Almond Cream Cheese Cookies

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Almond cream cheese cookies are light and delicate. Find out how to make almond cream cheese cookies that are a great treat for any occasion. I love the flavor of almond! These cream cheese cookies always have some a great texture. This cookie combines those two.

almond cream cheese cookies

Ingredients You Will Need

  • butter
  • cream cheese
  • sugar
  • egg
  • almond extract
  • flour
  • baking powder
  • baking soda
  • salt
  • powdered sugar
  • milk

How To Make Almond Cream Cheese Cookies

This cookie recipe starts by putting the butter and cream cheese in a stand mixer with the sugar. Cream those together for about 5 minutes until smooth and creamy.

butter and cream cheese

Add the egg and almond extract and mix again until combined.

adding egg

In a large mixing bowl combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Whisk them together until combined.

dry ingredients for cookies

Then slowly add the dry ingredients to the mixer while it’s on low. Once combined, cover the dough for the cream cheese almond cookies and place it in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours to let the dough chill and firm up.

almond cream cheese cookie dough

After the dough has chilled, preheat the oven and put some parchment paper on a baking sheet. Scoop the dough out, just a little smaller than a golf ball, and roll in your hands until it’s smooth and round. Place on the parchment lined baking sheet, keeping the cookies about 2 inches apart.

cookie dough rolled out

Bake until the edges of the cookies just start to brown. Let them cool before icing them

almond cream cheese cookie with icing

How To Store These Cookies

You will want to store the cookies in an airtight container. They can stay at room temperature for up to 3 days or in the refrigerator for up to a week.

almond cream cheese cookie with icing

Almond Cream Cheese Cookies

Almond cream cheese cookies are light and delicate. Find out how to make almond cream cheese cookies that are a great treat for any occasion.
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Prep Time:10 minutes
Cook Time:12 minutes
Refrigerate:4 hours
Total Time:4 hours 22 minutes

Equipment

  • mixer
  • cookie sheet
  • parchment paper

Ingredients

  • ½ cup butter softened
  • 4 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • cup flour all purpose
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt

Almond Icing

  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • ½ tsp almond extract
  • 2 tsp milk

Instructions

  • Cream your softened butter, softened cream cheese, and sugar for 5 minutes until light and fluffy. Start at low speed with your mixer and gradually get to medium-high speed.
  • Add the egg, mix on low speed until combined.
    adding egg
  • Add the almond extract, mix until combined.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Whisk until smooth and combined.
    dry ingredients
  • Slowly add to the mixer on a low speed until the dry and wet mixtures are combined smoothly.
    almond cream cheese cookie dough
  • Cover and place in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours.
  • When you're ready to bake, preheat your oven to 350°. Place a piece of parchment paper on a cookie sheet.
  • Use a spoon to scoop dough a little smaller than golf ball size. Roll between your hands until it's a smooth ball. Place on the parchment paper at least 2 inches apart.
    cookie dough rolled out
  • Bake in your preheated oven for 12-14 minutes until the edges are just starting to brown.
  • Let the cookies cool for 5 minutes before moving them to a wire rack to finish cooling. Cool for 20 minutes before icing.
    almond cream cheese cookie with icing

Almond Icing

  • In a small bowl mix together with a fork the powdered sugar, almond extract, and milk until smooth.
  • Use the fork to drizzle the icing on top of the cooled almond cream cheese cookies.

Notes

Store at room temperature for 3 days or in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: almond,, cookie, cream cheese
Servings: 24 cookies
Cost: $6

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