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Patriotic Cream Cheese Cookies - kudoskitchenbyrenee.com
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Cream Cheese Cookies with Patriotic Sprinkles

Cream Cheese Cookies are light, tender and delicious. With only a handful of ingredients, you can adapt these cookies to fit any number of holidays!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time16 mins
chill time30 mins
Total Time56 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cream cheese cookies, cream cheese cookies with patriotic sprinkles
Servings: 30 cookies
Calories: 133kcal
Author: Renee - Kudos Kitchen


  • sticks butter , softened to room temperature
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 5 ounces cream cheese , softened to room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup sprinkles , your choice of colors
  • 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 an oblong, shallow dish.
  • Form the dough into two long logs approximately 2" in circumference.
  • 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.
  • When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350-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 halfway through the baking process.
  • Cool completely and serve.


The dough can be made in advance and kept well wrapped in the freezer for 2 months before slicing and baking.
Tools and equipment;
large bowl, hand mixer or stand mixer, plastic wrap, shallow dish or plate, measuring cups, measuring spoons, baking sheets, parchment paper (optional), serrated knife for slicing cookies.


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 133kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 93mg | Sugar: 8g