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Cinnamon Cream Cheese Cookies are an easy, tender cookie bursting with cinnamon sugar. These cookies make for the perfect Christmas (or anytime!) treat!

Cinnamon Cream Cheese Cookies stacked with bite taken out of top cookie

Cinnamon Cream Cheese Cookies, AKA Sickerdoodles on steroids! 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. The absolute perfect combination.

This is really one of our favorite cookies ever and they are so easy to make! You will want to whip these up all the time, once you make them you won’t be able to stop.

Why this recipe works:

  • With pantry staple ingredients these cookie are easy to whip up!
  • You can halve or double these cookies depending on how many people you are serving.
  • These are also great rolled in powdered sugar if you are not a fan of cinnamon!

Cream Cheese Cookies on black plate with cinnamon sticks

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

We are suckers for cinnamon desserts and some of my favorite include Quick and Easy Cinnamon Rolls, Apple Cinnamon Coffee Cake and Cinnamon Roll Blondies!

How to make Cinnamon Cream Cheese Cookies:

  1. 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.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a small bowl, mix together the cinnamon and sugar. Set aside.
  3. 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. 
  4. 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.

 

Close up of cookies stacked on plate

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! It is one of my favorite spices and it goes well with so many things!

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 WOW!

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.

Cinnamon Cream Cheese Cookies on black plate with cinnamon sticks stacked

I also think these would make a great cream cheese sugar cookie. Roll these in colored sugar for a festive touch! So, what do you think? Do you love cinnamon as much as I do?

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Cinnamon Cream Cheese Cookies stacked close up with bite taken out of top cookie

How to Store:

Store cream cheese cookies in an airtight container, they should keep for up to 2 days, any longer you will want to play in the refrigerator to extend the life.

You can also freeze cream cheese cookies for up to three months in as well in an airtight container, you can defrost on your countertop or in the refrigerator.

Tips and Tricks:

  • You can easily double or halve this recipe depending on how many people you are serving.
  • These cookies can be frozen, see my tips above.
  • These need to chill before baking, make sure that you do not skip this step.
  • These should be baked on a parchment or silpat lined baking sheet to reduce spreading.

Overhead of Cream Cheese Cookies on black plate

If you want that perfect cookie for your holiday get together then you need to make these delicious and easy Cinnamon Cream Cheese Cookies!

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This recipe is adapted from Cakescottage.

If you’ve tried these CINNAMON CREAM CHEESE COOKIES let me know in the comments how it turned out! You can follow me over on PINTEREST, INSTAGRAM OR FACEBOOK to find some more of our mouthwatering recipes!

 

 

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4.97 from 800 votes

Cinnamon Cream Cheese Cookies

Author Dana at ThisSillyGirlsKitchen.com
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Cinnamon Cream Cheese Cookies are an easy, tender cookie bursting with cinnamon sugar. These cookies make for the perfect Christmas (or anytime!) treat!
Servings 28 servings

Ingredients
  

Instructions

  • 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.

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Notes

  1. You can easily double or halve this recipe depending on how many people you are serving.
  2. These cookies can be frozen, see my tips above.
  3. These need to chill before baking, make sure that you do not skip this step.
  4. These should be baked on a parchment or silpat lined baking sheet to reduce spreading.

Nutrition

Calories: 103kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 41mg | Potassium: 21mg | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 150IU | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 0.4mg
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Course Cookies
Cuisine Traditional

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344 Comments

  1. 3 stars
    These are ok, but to me it seemed that the cream cheese did not compliment the sugar and cinnamon exterior.

  2. Sheila Hilliard says:

    Hello,
    Unless I overlooked it how many cookies comes out of the Cinnamon Cream cheese Cookies ?

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