Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies Recipe – Heart Sandwich Cookies

I think I just found my new favorite sugar cookie recipe, cream cheese sugar cookies!! I know I’ve said that before with this sugar cookie recipe, but no yall seriously, I think this one has my heart. So what better thing to do with this cream cheese sugar cookies recipe than to make these little cute heart  sandwich cookies.

These cookies remind me of those conversation hearts candy and you can easily turn them into conversation heart cookies by  using icing or food coloring stamps to  write cute messages. Growing up I never liked conversation hearts candy. I felt like I was eating chalk or antacid pills, but they always looks so pretty with their pastel colors that I ate them anyway : )

cream cheese sugar cookies recipe

These cream cheese sugar cookie heart sandwiches are  little, cute, light and I could seriously eat the whole batch of these things. So yeah, I’d label them as dangerous.

Cream cheese really makes for a chewy, flavorful cookie and that almond extract adds a unique flavor that sets them apart from your average sugar cookie. Make them. You’ll love them!

Watch me make these cream cheese sugar cookies (heart sandwich cookies) from start to finish!!

cream cheese sugar cookies recipe

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Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies Recipe - Conversation Hearts Cookies
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These cream cheese sugar cookies are chewy and highly addictive. My new favorite sugar cookie recipe! The cream cheese and almond extract adds a unique flavor to this recipe.
  • 2½ cups all purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup real butter, softened (1 stick)
  • 1 egg
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • Food coloring( red, blue, purple, green, yellow)
  • White frosting or marshmallow fluff
  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together sugar, cream cheese & butter.
  3. Beat in the eggs.
  4. Add vanilla extract and almond extract.
  5. Combine the dry ingredients with wet ingredients.
  6. Divide into 5 even-sized balls
  7. Place dough balls into a bowl.
  8. Add food coloring of choice to each ball of dough, using a spoon to distribute the color.
  9. Wrap the dough if saran wrap. Flatten.
  10. Refrigerate for 2-4 hours.
  11. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  12. Sprinkle powdered sugar on a flat surface and carefully roll out the dough until it is about ¼ inch thick.
  13. Cut out 2 inch size heart shapes with a cookie cutter.
  14. Place on a nonstick baking sheets
  15. Bake for 4-5 minutes. Baking times may vary based on your oven.
  16. Remove from oven and place cookies on a cooling rack. They will continue to cook as they cool so do not over bake.
  17. When cooled spread a layer of frosting or marshmallow fluff in the center of a cookie and top with another cookie.
  18. Store in an airtight container.
Prep time includes dough chilling time.~TIPS~ I prefer to use the liquid food coloring to color the dough than the gel food coloring. It's easier. Be sure that the cookie dough is thoroughly chilled before rolling. This prevents spreading of the cookies. Want a different flavor? Try different extracts like mint (ooooh la la), orange, coconut or butter! Yum! Do not overbake! You want to take them out of the oven when they are a tad undercooked. They will finish cooking a little when they come out of the oven. This will result in a chewy, yet firm sugar cookie.


  1. Dakota says

    I am thinking of making these for valentines this year. I do need to make around 100 but I really need to know how much one batch will make so I’ll know how much to double or triple and what size cookie cutter did you use

  2. Elle says

    Thank you for the video! I’m attempting to make some holiday cookies this year, and today I’m trying out this recipe! I have NEVER been successful with cookies, even though I can do more complicated desserts, so the video really helps. Question: why do you prefer liquid coloring? I never have liquid because the colors seem so washed out!

  3. nh says

    made the cookies and it was delish! however its too sweet thou.just needa reduce the sugar amount next time i am doing it. overall a GREAT recipe!

  4. says

    I did not make the cookies yet but I sure they will taste ASEOME Monique can you please make a video of how to make frosting with just granulated sugar please?

  5. Jessica says

    Monique, I really want to make this but I don’t have the vanilla extract can I use vanilla sugar or just vanilla instead? They don’t have the vanilla extract in my country but I want to make it anyways! Love Jessica!

  6. Debra says

    Tried these wonderful cookies and they were wonderful! I am now impressed with myself that I can bake! Followed recipe to the letter and they came out soft and chewy.
    Keep on doing what ya doing!!!

  7. Morado says

    Hi Monique! I LOVE your blog and I´m planning to do this recipe to my friends on Valentine´s Day 😀 But I´m worried… do I really need the almond extract? I can´t find it anywhere, I just got vanilla extract. Can I replaced with anything else? D: Thank you!

  8. Netha says

    First, I rarely have the time or patience to watch videos BUT yours rocked! Secondly, I NEVER comment on recipes I try (whether I like them or not) BUT I could not stop myself this time! This is an awesome recipe and I don’t know if it was the powdered sugar used for rolling out the dough or the cream cheese in the recipe that makes it such a great cookie, BUT whatever the secret, IT WORKS! Thank you very much!

  9. Ayen says

    Hi Monique,
    i luv this cookies and wanted to try it… before that i just wanna ask if how sweet it is… coz i dnt have a real sweet tooth so i always do reduce the sugar content…
    thanks for sharing! 😀


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