Thursday, August 8, 2013

Rainbow Sprinkle Cream Cheese Cookies

Gregory had a wonderful babysitter when he was very young. She would bake once a year and she always made Cream Cheese cookies. I wanted that recipe but she never shared it with me and I almost forgot about it till I saw these.

Reeni from cinnamon spice and everything nice, where I found the recipe said her face hurt from "smiling" about this cookie. I'm with her. They are something to smile about.

1 &1/3 cups all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup(8 oz package) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 large egg
3/4 cup rainbow sprinkles

Took the cream cheese and butter and egg out of the refrigerator and brought to room temp. Cream cheese and butter,  softened.

Sift the flour, baking powder and salt and add to a medium size bowl and set aside.

In a large bowl add the softened butter and cream cheese. Beat on low for about one minute. Add sugar a little at a time and mix for 2 minutes, it should be light and fluffy.

Add the egg and vanilla to the cream cheese mixture, mix well.

Combine the dry mixture on low but do not over mix.

Once combined, covered the bowl and placed in the refrigerator overnight.

Set oven for 350 and line cookie sheets with parchment paper.

Take dough out of  fridge and roll into balls. I found it was easier to roll all the balls then coat them with the sprinkles.

Place the balls with the sprinkles on your cookie sheet and put in your preheat oven.

Bake for 14-15 minutes.

Cool on wire rack for 10 minutes ( like that was going to happen) and enjoy.

I am not going to misplace this recipe! It's excellent and I can't wait to make again. I have lots of different sprinkles in Florida just waiting to jump into a cookie.

Thanks Reeni- my sweet tooth was appeased for awhile.


  1. Oh boy, Linda-looks like you've got some little cookie fans who can smell cookies baking in the air!

    Looking at those cookies sure makes me smile-everything's better with SPRINKLES! I bet these are delicious.

    Adding the recipe to my ever growing list.

    Thanks Linda-I'm so happy you found a cream cheese cookie recipe you love to remind you of the one you never got, and thank you Reeni for sharing the recipe.


  2. These cookies look so good. I am following Carol, adding this to my "ever growing list". I am sure my grandkids would love these. Boy, those boys sure look happy eating the cookies. Smiles all around. I do love anything with cream cheese in them, so this is a must try. Thank you and Reeni for sharing.

  3. Yum, these look wonderful Linda. Definitely adding to make baking list for this weekend.


    1. Thank YOU for the review on TOH. SO happy you like them.

      Your photos of the cookies are fantastic!

  4. I'm next on the list to try these Linda, thanks to you & Reenie for sharing the recipe plus great reviews.

  5. Very cute cookies! My husband has a sweet tooth so he'd love these.
    Thank for sharing at Tuesdays with a Twist. Come on over and share what you've been working on.