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You know that category of people who claim to not like sweets?

Yeah, I don’t understand them at all. I can’t even really understand the words that come out of their mouths after I hear them utter DESSERT and DON’T LIKE.

However, I think (ahem…I know!) I’ve figured out a way to please these types.

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Put some cheese in yo’ cookies.

Hey fellow-sweet-loving-enthusiasts, stay with me. These are basically sugar cookies with some cream cheese. You’ll like them too. I’m sure of it.

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Little creamy cookie pillows. For all the eaters in your life.

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Spiced Sugar Cream Cheese Cookies

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  • 1/3 C cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 C butter, room temperature
  • 1/4 C spiced sugar**
  • 3/4 C sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 1/2 C all purpose flour
  • 1 t salt

**I use this kind of spiced sugar, but if you can’t find it, just add a dash of cinnamon, allspice, mace, and cardamom to one cup of white sugar and then add 1 teaspoon of vanilla to your cookie dough before you add the flour.

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Cream together the butter, cream cheese, and sugars until smooth.

Then add the egg yolk and mix well.

Add the flour and salt and mix until just combined.

Scoop by tablespoonful onto an ungreased cookie sheet, press down with the palm of your hand, and bake for 15 – 17 minutes, or until the bottoms are just beginning to brown and the top is firm.

Let cool on a wire wrack.

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