Now that I've apologized for tempting you to gain 5 lbs., allow me to introduce you to adorable, soft, crackly, oh-so-easy Cream Cheese Cookies.
Soft and almost creamy on the inside, pretty and crackly on the outside.
Sometimes when I see recipes title "The Best Ever...", it feels like a challenge. "Just try me!" it shouts to me- "See if I'm as good as I say I am!" So I do. And generally, it is. These are. 'Nough said.
Best Ever Cream Cheese Cookies
makes about 2 dozen
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
3 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 egg, room temperature
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 3/4 cups flour
Cream butter and cream cheese in mixer about 1 min. Beat in sugar and baking powder. Add egg and vanilla and beat until fluffy. Mix in flour.
Chill 30 min. or until easy to handle.
Preheat oven to 375.
Scoop dough by rounded teaspoons and roll into balls. Dip balls in sugar and place on baking sheet.
Bake about 7 min. or until bottoms are lightly browned.
Variation: You can also rolls this dough out for cut-outs (1/4 in. thick) or simply drop the dough onto the sheet. Cooking time remains the same.