Cinnamon Cream Cheese Cookies

Cinnamon Cream Cheese Cookies are an easy, tender cookie bursting with cinnamon sugar.

These cinnamon cream cheese cookies make for the perfect Christmas (or anytime!) cookie!

AKA snickerdoodles on steroids!

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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!

These cinnamon cream cheese cookies remind me of snickerdoodles, however, they have the texture of meltaways.

Basically, snickerdoodles on steroids!

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What are cream cheese cookies?

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!

What’s not to love??

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I really don’t know why I haven’t tried this sooner.

We are suckers for cinnamon desserts in this house and this will be a new Christmas cookie staple around here!

How to make cream cheese cookies

Cream together butter and cream cheese, mix in powdered sugar, eggs, vanilla, and flour.

Let chillax in the fridge for an hour.

Roll out 1-inch dough balls, and roll them in yummy cinnamon and sugar.

Bake until just set, this is important and the key to a tender cream cheese cookie.

Let cool for as long as you can, I won’t be liable for any burnt mouths! 😉

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How yummy would these be on a huge Christmas cookie spread?

Honestly, though, these are perfect year round if you ask me.

You can’t go wrong with cookies with cream cheese!

It’s always time for cinnamon in my book!

Some of my favorite cinnamon recipes:

Cinnamon Cream Cheese Cookie Alternatives and Add-ons:

Want to really take these over the top?

How about adding a yummy cream cheese or powdered sugar glaze drizzled over each cookie??


Make cream cheese frosting and BOOM: Cinnamon Cream Cheese Cookie Sandwiches, wow again!

For even more of a spicy kick, add more cinnamon to the cookie dough.

You can add this in at the same time as the flour.

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I also think these would make a great cream cheese sugar cookie.

Roll these in colored sugar for a festive touch!

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So, what do you think?

Do you love cinnamon as much as I do?

The base of these cream cheese cookies is so amazing I had to make more versions!

All the cookies listed below are based on this recipe:

Can you freeze cream cheese cookies?

Store cream cheese cookies in an airtight container.

You can freeze cream cheese cookies for up to three months in an airtight container.


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For even more yummy cinnamon cookies, check out these recipes from my favorite bloggers:

This recipe is adapted from Cakescottage.

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How to make cream cheese cookies with cinnamon:

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Cinnamon Cream Cheese Cookies

Cinnamon Cream Cheese Cookies, an easy, tender cookie bursting with cinnamon sugar.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Cookies
Cuisine: Traditional
Keyword: apple cinnamon, christmas, cinnamon cookies, cinnamon cream cheese cookies, cookies, snickerdoodles
Servings: 28 servings
Calories: 103kcal
Author: Dana at


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (1 stick) softened
  • 4 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


  • 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.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a small bowl, mix together the cinnamon and sugar. Set aside.
  • 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. 
  • Bake for 8-9 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.



Calories: 103kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 41mg | Potassium: 21mg | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 3% | Calcium: 1.2% | Iron: 2.4%
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114 Comments at Cinnamon Cream Cheese Cookies

  1. I’ve had these on my radar to make for a couple of weeks now, and finally did last night! 29 weeks pregnant and this kid wants all things cinnamon-sugar related (and I’m happy to take one for the team there!) 🙂 So soft and delicious- and we even made some homemade ‘cinnamon roll icing’ to dip them in!! Thank you for sharing this recipe!

  2. Hi! I made These last week and they were incredible! I was thinking of making them for thanksgiving but wanted to incorporate canned pumpkin into the dough. Any advice on how that might work?

    1. Hi Katerina! I have never tried, so I really can’t say for sure. If it was myself experimenting I would sub some of the butter and/or cream cheese for the pumpkin, but I really have no idea if it would work. If you try, please let us know!

  3. First time baking cream cheese cookies and they turned out okay. I was a little worried about them being undercooked as the center is so moist, it could be mistaken for close to raw. Baked for 8 minutes, took out and checked them, then put back for 4 more. Delicious!

  4. Love anything with cream cheese and cinnamon! Wondering about peppermint flavor, how would you do it for Christmas?

    1. Maybe add 1/2 teaspoon of peppermint extra to the dough? Roll in just sugar, no cinnamon, top with melted white chocolate, immediately sprinkle with crushed peppermints before the chocolate can harden. YUM! That’s what I would do, hehe

  5. Thank you Dana for sharing this recipe!! I just made couple batches tonight for tomorrow dessert contest at my work. OMG … they are soooo ridiculously delicious. If I was not on diet I could eat them all lol. I used the exact recipe, added few chocolate chips inside each cookie and baked them for 10 minutes at 375°F, exactly as you recommended :-). All turned out great. Awesome!!! Again … thank you :-).

  6. My batter was super duper sticky!! What did I do wrong?? I did this exactly per the instructions except I doubled the recipe..

  7. This recipe looks divine – I found it on Pinterest (after googling the image on another person’s post with your image). The other site had your recipe too, but the site looked odd and the URL did not match your watermark. I can’t wait to try this since I am bringing the sweets to Christmas dinner. I thought I’d add this to the usual tried and true recipes since it’s gotten such rave reviews!

  8. Made these for Christmas this year. What a wonderfully light and tasty cookie! Is now in my regular group of gift cookies!!

  9. Hi Dana, I made the Cinnamon Cheesecake cookies just now, there’s a lot more than predicted so I think I’ve made them a little smaller, it doesn’t matter they came out fantastic! My husband complained that maybe they weren’t done as he kept coming back for more n more, lol which meant he loved them! Thank you for a delicious recipe! I see there is many ways to make them different!

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