CREAM CHEESE CLOUD COOKIES

WELCOME TO DAY 5 OF COOKIE WEEK!


& the first recipe that isn't original to me (or a family recipe) to grace my blog. 🤗

Which means they had to be majorly delicious in order for me to share the recipe with you.

They made an impact.

Last year around this time, I was doing the prep work for my cookie boxes.

I searched the web high and low for cookies I could make for my pals and gals.

Insert these cloud cookies.

They sounded like something divine & I HAD to give them a go.

& OMG. Were they incredible!

Pillowy soft, melt in your mouth, cakey, moist and dense all at the same time.

Not overly sweet like a sugar cookie.

& very similar in taste to a good buttercream but in cookie form instead of frosting form.

Holy balls, batman.

I don't keep many recipes around in my arsenal that haven't been changed somewhere down the line.

But this one. It was perfect.


HERE is the original recipe.


WHAT YOU WILL NEED

  • Kitchenaid or hand mixer

  • Cookie scoop

  • Parchment paper

  • Cookie sheet

  • Mixing bowl


FOR INGREDIENTS

  • Butter - salted or unsalted is fine but it needs to be at room temperature

  • Cream cheese - at room temperature

  • Granulated sugar

  • Egg - loving happy egg right now

  • Vanilla - I of course use my beloved vanilla bean paste from blue cattle truck company

  • Almond extract - love simply organics

  • Baking powder

  • Cake flour - 1 cup all purpose flour : 2 tablespoons corn starch


These cookies are so easy to make. They come together in about 30 minutes from start to finish minus the chill time. I know, I know. Chill time. 🙄 But, like. They're worth it. Promise

First, make the cake flour. 1 cup all purpose flour : 2 tablespoons corn starch. This recipe calls for 1 3/4 cup of cake flour so combine 2 cups all purpose flour and 4 tablespoons corn starch.

Add the dry ingredients to a medium mixing bowl; cake flour and baking powder.

Next, using a mixer, cream the butter and cream cheese together until nice and smooth.

Add sugar and mix again. Then add vanilla, almond and egg and mix until fully incorporated.

Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix until a nice uniform dough comes together.

Refrigerate for one hour.

Let sit on counter for 5 minutes before trying to roll into balls.

Using a cookie scoop, roll the dough into a ball and slightly push down with the bottom of a drinking glass dipped in flour. Don't smash too much or your cookies won't rise like a cloud.

Bake at 375°F for 10 minutes. Watch closely.



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INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 cup butter - softened to room temperature

  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened to room temperature

  • 1 cup granulated sugar

  • 1 egg

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste

  • 1 teaspoon almond extract - don't skip this!

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 3/4 cup cake flour


DIRECTIONS

  1. Assemble the cake flour. *see notes*

  2. Add the dry ingredients to a medium mixing bowl; cake flour and baking powder.

  3. Using a mixer, cream the butter and cream cheese together until nice and smooth. Add sugar and mix until smooth again. Next, add vanilla, almond extract and one egg. Mix until fully incorporated.

  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix until a nice dough forms. Refrigerate for one hour.

  5. Preheat oven to 375°F and remove dough from the refrigerator, let it sit out for about 5 minutes so it is easy to scoop out.

  6. Using a cookie scoop, scoop out the dough, roll into balls and flatten slightly with the bottom of a drinking glass dipped in flour.

  7. Bake for 10 minutes. Enjoy!



NOTES

  • Cake flour = 1 cup all purpose flour + 2 tablespoons corn starch. For this recipe you need 1 3/4 cup cake flour so I combine 2 cups all purpose and 4 tablespoons corn starch.

  • Make sure not to flatten your dough balls too much or they won't have that pillowy soft cloud like structure.

  • As always, watch the cookies closely so they do not burn. All ovens are different.



I hope you make this recipe, friends!


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Have a great day!


xoxo

Kirsten ☀️

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