Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Cream Cheese Butter Cookies with Sprinkles

When I was on my poor me cookie pity party, SP kept trying to make it better, offering to bake me some of my favorite cookies. I kept refusing because everything was awful, nothing turned out. But then I thought, hmmm, we've never screwed up pizzelles. Or the raspberry shortbread. So my anti-cookie baking attitude started to soften. Then I saw these on one of the blogs I follow: Cream Cheese Butter Cookies. Baking Bites uses this dough for several kinds of cookies (the Mocha Swirl Cookies interest me) but she also said that it could be shaped into a log, sliced, and baked.
It wasn't a drop cookie. Or spritz. No rolling involved. Surely we could handle making some sliced sprinkle cookies, right?
Plus we had lots of cream cheese from the cookies I decided we were not baking because I was afraid to bake. So use some cream cheese and take a baby step back to baking cookies. Get my cookie confidence back.
 We made the dough on Saturday and then sliced and baked the cookies Sunday morning.
I was in charge of sprinkles. They kind of bounce off the cookies, so you have to gently sprinkle and then gently press them into the dough a bit so they stick and don't roll off. Sadly, our last minute decision meant a trip to Market District for sprinkles and sadly, they were out of Christmas sprinkles, so we went with multi-colored. Not very holiday like, but oh well.
Now this is a cookie. My favorite of this year. Basic cookie with a bit of cream cheese richness. Not overly sweet. Great texture. And sprinkles! Sprinkles are always fun.
These are a definite bake again, and not just for these easy & quick slice & bake ones but hopefully for trying the Vanilla Pretzel Butter Cookies, Mocha Swirl Cookie Bites, and/or Pumpkin Butter Pocket Cookies

We also made pizzelles and raspberry shortbread, both of which turned out fantastic. So I can bake after all. Just not crescents or candy cane-chocolate cookies.

Recipe for Cream Cheese Butter Cookies here.

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