Patriotic Cream Cheese Cookies

Patriotic Cream Cheese Cookies via Kudos Kitchen by Renee

I found this recipe on Feed Me Seymour and adapted it ever so slightly to fit all the summer holidays we're going to be celebrating here in the United States. My adaptations were some red, white and blue sprinkles, a pinch of salt and some vanilla extract. I've decided to call them Patriotic Cream Cheese Cookies and they're incredible!

Light and tender, these cookies have a lovely cream cheese taste along with the mildest tang of sour which compliments the richness of the cheese and butter ever so nicely. As soon as you take these out of the oven your family will be waiting to gobble them up, so be prepared to slap some hands away if you're saving them for a special occasion.

Patriotic Cream Cheese Cookies via Kudos Kitchen by Renee

Another thing I love about this cookie (besides the taste) is that you can change up the color of the sprinkles to fit the occasion. Orange and black for Halloween, red and green for Christmas, multi color for Easter. So fun, so easy, so yummy!

Patriotic Cream Cheese Cookies via Kudos Kitchen by Renee

Yield: 4 1/2 dozen     Prep Time: 45 minutes (including freeze time)     Bake Time: 15 minutes

1 1/2 sticks of butter, softened
5 ounces cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 1/4 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 jars sprinkles of your choice
1 cup graham cracker crumbs

-In a large bowl with a hand mixer, or the bowl of a stand mixer, blend the butter, cream cheese, sugar, lemon juice, flour, salt and vanilla to form a stiff dough.
-Add the sprinkles and blend until well distributed throughout the dough.
-Add the graham cracker crumbs into a oblong, shallow dish.
-Form the dough into two long logs.
-Roll each log into the graham cracker crumbs to coat and wrap each log with plastic wrap.
-Place the logs into the freezer for at least 30 minutes, but longer is definitely fine.
-Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
-Unwrap the logs and slice into 1/4" slices.
-Place the slices onto a parchment lined baking sheet.
-Bake in a preheated oven for 12-15 minutes, rotating half way through the baking process.
-Cool completely and serve.

If you're a dunker, these cookies would be excellent dipped in a nice cold glass of milk or hot cup of coffee.

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Looking for more delicious cookies to dunk (or not)? I've got you covered with these other yummy recipes:

                                  Loaded Potato Chip Cookies with Bacon and White Chocolate

             No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Drop Cookies

Aloha Oatmeal Cookies

White Chocolate Dipped Cookies

Chinese Almond Cookies

Just to name a few :)

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