These Cinnamon-Spiced Sugar Cookies get their great texture from cream cheese, and additional spicy goodness from nutmeg and ginger.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 21 servings
1-1/4 cups granulated sugar, divided
1-1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon, divided
2-1/4 cups flour
1 tsp. ground nutmeg
1 tsp. ground ginger
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 pkg. (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
3/4 cup butter, softened
2 tsp. vanilla
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Let's Make It
Mix 1/4 cup sugar and 1/2 tsp. cinnamon; reserve for later use. Combine flour, nutmeg, ginger, baking soda and remaining cinnamon. Beat cream cheese, butter, vanilla, remaining sugar and vanilla in large bowl with mixer until blended. Gradually add flour mixture, beating well after each addition. Refrigerate 30 min.
Heat oven to 350°F. Shape dough into 42 (1-inch) balls; roll in reserved sugar mixture. Place, 4 inches apart, on baking sheets. Flatten to 1/4-inch thickness with bottom of glass dipped in remaining sugar mixture.
Bake 10 to 12 min. or until edges are lightly browned. Cool on baking sheet 1 min. Remove to wire racks; cool completely.
These delicious cookies make great additions to your holiday gift baskets.
How to Store Cookies
Airtight plastic storage containers and resealable plastic bags will help keep cookies fresh longer. Metal tins are also good if the lids seal tightly. Let cookies cool completely before storing. Store crisp and soft cookies in separate containers or the crisp cookies will also become soft.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g
Saturated Fat 6g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 23g
Dietary Fibers 1g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
21 servings, 2 cookies each
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.