A good recipe for cream cheese sugar cookies combines 1 cup sugar, 1 cup softened butter, one package cream cheese and one egg yolk with almond and vanilla extracts, and a little salt. Beat the mixture in a bowl until light and fluffy. Add flour, stirring to create a dough.
Cream cheese spritz cookies are made using basic ingredients, including butter, cream cheese, sugar and vanilla extract. Grated lemon peel provides a hint of citrus flavor. After mixing the dough ingredients, shape the dough into logs and place the logs into a cookie press. Using the cookie press, create various shapes on an ungreased cookie sheet, and bake until golden brown. This recipe makes four dozen cookies, which can be frozen for up to two months.
Martha Stewart's jam-filled cream cheese cookie recipe makes 48 cookies, and requires dividing the cookie dough into three sections. Flatten each dough round into a disk, and roll until the dough is 1/8-inch thick. Refrigerate the dough for 20 minutes, and use a cookie cutter to create shapes, which are filled with any flavor of jam or jelly. Make simple chocolate chip cheesecake bars using one roll of refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough and one package of cream cheese. This three-step recipe makes 16 servings.