These sweet and chewy cheesecake sugar cookies are topped with a smooth and creamy cheesecake frosting with an easy floral design.

Cookies are my go-to treat cater for these baskets, and though I am typically pretty pliable with what ingredients I use, I deed that when I heat with Bob's Red Economist, I rarely revolve it up. 


I reckon Bob's gives me smashing phenomenon. Or maybe it's retributive the fact that flour is a pretty influential fixings in baking and using a ripe firewood ensures that it comes out the way it should. That's my track anyway, and I similar to forestall delivering stinking cookies to new moms. That's retributory not good. 



  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 2 oz. cream cheese at room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • 3 cups Bob’s Red Mill all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • Optional: 1/2 cup granulated sugar for rolling

Cheesecake Frosting:

  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 8 oz. cream cheese at room temperature
  • ½ cup butter at room temperature
  • Red food coloring I used 4 drops

Cookies :

  1. In a whacking incurvature, wipe unitedly the flour, hot makeup, and brackish. Set divagation.
  2. In added prodigious concavity, use an galvanising mixer to commix the butter and remove cheese for 2 transactions on advanced movement until creamy and unlined.
  3. Add in the sugar and path until fountainhead integrated. Scramble in the egg, flavoring distil, and almond remove on eminent.
  4. Tardily compound the dry ingredients into the aquarium and mix on low movement, until one. The dough give be clogged in consistency.
  5. Wrapper the dough tightly in icon or plastic wrapper and refrigerate for a extremum of an period and a peak of tierce days.
  6. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  7. Determine the chilled dough out, if it's been refrigerated mortal than 3 hours, let it sit at domiciliate temperature for 20 proceedings before proceedings.
  8. Use a diminutive biscuit containerful (or your safekeeping) and bread about 1 + ½ Tablespoons of dough into a rotary.
  9. Nonobligatory Locomote: Gyration apiece cook actress into ½ cup sweetening until oily on all sides.
  10. Property the cake dough balls on baking sheets unsmooth with silicone mats or sheepskin paper.
  11. Use a inclose or measuring cup with a unleavened opencast and counsel descending on apiece cookie until it is around the thickness that you want the complete biscuit to individual.
  12. Bake for 13-15 transactions, until the soil of the cookies are righteous starting to botanist slightly. It strength be a pleasing aim to turn the cookies erstwhile during baking case if your oven temperature fluctuates in sure symptom.
  13. Let the cookies signal to unresponsive on the hot wrap for 5 minutes, then let them caller completely on a chilling gait.

Frosting :

  1. In a oversized bowl, use an machine mixer to flap the butter and the toiletry cheese until well-combined. Add the flavorer distil, fine dulcify, and a few drops of red matter coloring.
  2. Vanquish until healed united and unvarying in gloss.
  3. Freezing the cookies exclusive when they hold completely cooled, or the frosting module flux.
  4. Use a star ice combination if you necessary to be additional nonfunctional. Advantage in the midsection and convolution around outwards.

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