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How to Make Delicious Sugar Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting | The Bearfoot Baker

Sugar Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

Do you have a sugar cookie recipe? If you do, use it to make sugar cookies with cream cheese frosting. They're delicious and they'll make everyone happy!
Course Cookies
Cuisine American
Keyword Christmas, cream cheese, cream cheese frosting recipe, Frosting, holiday, Holiday Cookies, Recipe, Sugar Cookie Recipe, Sugar Cookies
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Total Time 49 minutes
Servings 35 -40 cookies
Author Lisa


For the cookies:

  • 2 sticks 8 ounces of unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups of granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp of Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 cups 17 ounces of All-Purpose Flour

For the Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 4 ounces of cream cheese softened to room temperature
  • 1/4 cup of unsalted butter softened to room temperature
  • 2 cups of confectioners sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla


For the Sugar Cookies:

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  • Begin by placing the flour in a bowl and set it aside.
  • Place butter in a bowl and beat until smooth.
  • Cream the sugar and butter.
  • Add eggs one at a time mixing well in between each addition.
  • Add the vanilla, salt and baking powder and mix
  • Mix in the flour one cup at a time and mix just until the ingredients are combined.
  • Use a cookie scoop and place the dough on a lined baking sheet 2 inches apart.
  • Use a glass dipped into sugar to press down the dough.
  • Use a measuring cup to make the indention on each cookie.
  • Bake 6-9 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and place on a cooling rack.

For the Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • Place the softened cream cheese and butter in a bowl.
  • Mix until well blended.
  • Add the confectioners' sugar and mix until it's smooth.
  • Add the pure vanilla extract.
  • Mix until smooth.
  • Add your favorite color and frost the cookies once they are cool.


Store the cookies in an airtight container and store the cream cheese frosting in the fridge. You need to frost them when you serve them.