These Cream Cheese Cookies are easy to make and come together pretty quickly which is great when you are craving a soft and sweet cookie.
Step One: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or nonstick spray. In a large bowl or a bowl of a stand mixer, beat the Hiland Cream Cheese and Butter together on medium high speed until creamed, about 2 minutes. Then add the sugar and mix again for another 2-3 minutes until it is light and fluffy.
Step Two: Scrape down the sides of the bowl then add the eggs plus the vanilla extract. Mix again on medium speed until the ingredients are combined.
Step Three: In a separate smaller bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt. Add a bit of the flour mixture to the butter mixture and mix on low speed just until the flour is combined in. Continue until all the flour is mixed in.
Step Four: Scoop up a Tablespoon or two of the dough and roll into a ball and place on the prepared cookie sheet. Continue with the remaining dough. You will need to do two rounds of baking for these because it makes about 24 Snowball cookies.
Step Five: Bake the Cream Cheese Cookies for 8-11 minutes or until the tops just start to look golden brown. Remove from the oven and let cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes. Sprinkle the cookies with the powdered sugar and then let cool completely. Enjoy!
Cream Cheese Snowball Cookies are very simple to make and you likely have all the ingredients on hand. Here are some tips and ideas for these nostalgic cookies.
Make sure the Hiland Butter and Cream Cheese plus the egg are room temperature before beginning. This helps the ingredients come together easier as well as avoiding overmixing.
This dough is fairly sticky once mixed, but if you are finding it way too sticky to roll into balls then just stick the bowl in the fridge for 20 minutes or so. This will make it a bit easier to roll.
One coating of powdered sugar is great, but add another dusting of powdered sugar before serving to freshen up the look of the cookie. No one will complain about too much snow in a snowball cookie.
Instead of powdered sugar, try sprinkling the cream cheese cookies with cocoa powder instead for a chocolate version of this yummy cookie.
We love this Cream Cheese Snowball Cookie in my family and also love how easy it is to make! I hope you try it and love it just as much as we do! And if you’re interested in creating more deliciousness with Hiland Dairy products, be sure to check out Hiland Dairy’s recipes too (including some created by yours truly!).
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