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CINNAMON CREAM CHEESE COOKIES

CINNAMON CREAM CHEESE COOKIES
Cream Cheese Cookies, just the name of these has me drooling. But, then add cinnamon to the mix and I’m sold!
If you’ve never had a cream cheese cookie before, they are tender, slightly chewy, and as you can imagine, addictive! I’ve had them plain before but I really wanted to try something new with the basic recipe.
Normally, you will roll the dough balls in powdered sugar, instead, I rolled them in cinnamon sugar! This makes the outside have a slight crunch and a nice cinnamon kick!
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (1 stick) softened
  • 3 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste or extract
  • pinch kosher salt
  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and cream cheese with a hand mixer until smooth. Slowly add the powdered sugar until combined. Add egg, baking powder, vanilla, and salt. Mix to combine. Add flour in slowly until fully incorporated, scraping the sides as needed. Place in fridge for one hour to rest.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a small bowl, mix together the cinnamon and sugar. Set aside.
  3. Roll dough into 1 inch sized balls, about 2 teaspoons worth of dough. Roll until coated in the cinnamon sugar mixture. Place on a parchment lined cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. 
  4. Bake for 9-10 minutes, until just set. Do not overbake, it is hard to tell when these cookies are ready, they will puff up but won't get golden brown. Let cool on baking sheet for 10 minutes. Transfer cookies to a wire rack and let cool completely