Thursday, January 8, 2009

Cream Cheese Cookies


Here is another cookie that I made over the holidays. These were really good and so easy. I have made these at different times during the year since they are really simple and very good. I found this recipe at Kats Kitchen. I may not post again for several days since I will be down in the Richmond area again where we also have a home. I just had the kitchen and several other rooms painted and now I am searching for a new kitchen floor. I will be glad when all the improvements are done!!!!

1/4 cup butter

8 oz cream cheese, softened

1 egg

1/4 tsp vanilla

1 package yellow cake mix

1 jar cherries (I used candied cherries that I cut in half)

Cream butter and cheese in a bowl. Blend in egg and vanilla. Add dry cake mix 1/3 at a time, mixing well in between. Gather dough in a ball and cover and chill for 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 375 F. Form dough into 1 inch balls. (Dough can be sticky so I usually keep my hands wet while doing this and that solves the problem of it sticking to my hands.) Drop onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes, until dough is slightly tan. Immediately place cherry in center. Cool on wire rack.

12 comments:

noble pig said...

These look lovely!

Lisa said...

Your cookies are just wanting to make me bake.

Kevin said...

I like the sound of using cream cheese in cookies. They look good!

Katherine Aucoin said...

The cherry in the center makes them look so festive. Cookies with cream cheese...are amazing

Pam said...

Oh how my children would gobble these up. What a tasty treat.

Natashya said...

Have a great time! My daughter loves those candied cherries, I should send this to her..

Cheryl said...

That looks really really yummy!!!

Pamela said...

Good luck on the floor search!! The cookies look great!

Darius T. Williams said...

I personally think cream cheese and cookies go quite well together!

The Blonde Duck said...

Oh yum! These are so bright and colorful!

jesse said...

Mmm, these are so pretty and look so delicious at the same time! And the addition of cream cheese just makes it all the more intriguing.

Cheryl said...

Wow I have never used cream cheese in cookies, great idea and they are sooo cute!