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Cream Cheese Funfetti Cookies

Soft, gooey cookies made with rich cream cheese and festive sprinkles.

Cream Cheese Funfetti Cookies from www.themessybakerblog.com

You guys, I just hit the jackpot. No, I didn’t win the lottery (I wish). I did, however, win the next best thing…the cookie jackpot!

Remember my recipe for Cake Batter Funfetti Cookie Cups? I decided to change things up a bit and replaced some of the butter with rich cream cheese. I also made them into regular cookies instead of cookie cups.

Cream Cheese Funfetti Cookies from www.themessybakerblog.com

Best. Decision. Ever!

Cream Cheese Funfetti Cookies from www.themessybakerblog.com

These are the softest cookies I’ve ever made. As soon as you break through their crunchy exterior, the innards are all gooey and soft. They melt in your mouth as soon as they hit your tongue. Who knew adding cream cheese would yield such a tasty cookie.

Since Valentine’s Day is only a few days away, I added some festive sprinkles.

Cream Cheese Funfetti Cookies from www.themessybakerblog.com

So soft, you guys… So soft!

Cream Cheese Funfetti Cookies from www.themessybakerblog.com

I added a mixture of vanilla extract and almond extract to give these cookies that classic cake batter flavor that everyone loves so much, myself included.

Cream Cheese Funfetti Cookies from www.themessybakerblog.com

Go ahead, have two!

Cream Cheese Funfetti Cookies

Soft, gooey cookies made with rich cream cheese and festive sprinkles.

Yield: 24 cookies

Total Time: 22 minutes

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Ingredients:

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 tablespoon cornstarch

1 teaspoon baking soda

½ teaspoon kosher salt

1 stick  unsalted butter

4 ounces cream cheese, softened

½ cup granulated sugar

½ cup brown sugar

1 egg, at room-temperature

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

½ teaspoon almond extract

⅓ cup rainbow jimmies

¼ cup rainbow nonpareils

Directions:

In a large bowl, whisk together flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

In the bowl of a stand mixer attached with the paddle, cream together the butter, cream cheese, both sugars until pale and fluffy; about 3 minutes. Scrap down the sides of the bowl.

Add the egg and beat until incorporated. Whisk in vanilla and almond extract.

Slowly add in the flour mixture. Beat until the batter comes together and the dough is smooth, about 1 minute.

Beat in the jimmies and nonpareils. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and give the dough one last stir to make sure the jimmies and nonpareils are evenly distributed.

Refrigerate dough for at least 2 hours or overnight.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment or a silicone baking mat.

Using a 1-inch cookie scoop, drop dough 3 inches apart on the baking sheet. Bake for 12-13 minutes, no longer. Allow the cookies to cool for 5 minutes on the baking sheet before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Store in an airtight container for up to 7 days.

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51 Responses to “Cream Cheese Funfetti Cookies”

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    Julia — February 10, 2014 at 9:17 am

    UGH these look so amazing! I love the flavor cream cheese brings to everything and I’ve never had it in a cookie. I waaaaant it!!!

    Reply

    • Jennie replied February 13th, 2014 at 3:43 pm

      Thanks, Julia. You have to try it in a cookie; it’s life changing.

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    Liz — February 10, 2014 at 9:58 am

    Mmmm…moist, yummy and festive! Yup, loving these cute cookies!!!

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    • Jennie replied February 13th, 2014 at 3:43 pm

      Thanks, Liz!

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    Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie — February 10, 2014 at 10:11 am

    I love all things funfetti and cream cheese is one of my favorite ingredients, so these cookies are right up my alley!

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    • Jennie replied February 13th, 2014 at 3:43 pm

      Thanks, Erin.

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    Shannon @ Bake.Frost.Repeat — February 10, 2014 at 10:18 am

    These cookies look awesome. I love a soft, chewy cookie. These definitely go on my “to bake” list!

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    • Jennie replied February 13th, 2014 at 3:43 pm

      Thanks, Shannon. Let me know how you like them.

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    Faith @ Pixie Dust Kitchen — February 10, 2014 at 10:19 am

    I love that these are made with part cream cheese- cookies always taste so wonderful doing that! Funfetti and cake batter can do no wrong in cookies!

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    • Jennie replied February 13th, 2014 at 3:44 pm

      I couldn’t agree more, Faith. These are so good.

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    Chelsea @chelseasmessyapron — February 10, 2014 at 10:58 am

    I love funfetti!! And with cream cheese? These look so great! P.S. Loving all the sprinkles photos, such a fun idea to add lots of color :)

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    • Jennie replied February 13th, 2014 at 3:45 pm

      Thanks, Chelsea. I’m a tad bit obsessed with sprinkles.

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    Kayle (The Cooking Actress) — February 10, 2014 at 11:30 am

    I’m going to go see the Lego movie with Michael and then go get burgers :P

    and girrrrl these cookies look SO soft and gooey and perfect!

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    • Jennie replied February 13th, 2014 at 3:46 pm

      Thanks, Kayle. Have fun on your date.

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    Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons — February 10, 2014 at 11:43 am

    Your photos are making me want to reach through the screen and grab one of these soft, amazing cookies. I can practically taste them!

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    • Jennie replied February 13th, 2014 at 3:46 pm

      Reach away, Lori.

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    Beth @ bethcakes — February 10, 2014 at 12:06 pm

    These cookies look wonderful! I love all of those little heart sprinkles. I can only imagine how soft these are on the inside with cream cheese in the batter! Sounds like the best idea!

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    • Jennie replied February 13th, 2014 at 3:47 pm

      Thanks, Beth. I found them at a local cake shop and couldn’t resist.

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    Mariam — February 10, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    Is this an international giveaway? Pleeeease, tell me it isssssss. So in love with this mixer! Can’t wait to have one.

    Reply

    • Jennie replied February 13th, 2014 at 3:48 pm

      I’m sorry Mariam, but it’s for US residents only. Thanks for visiting. Happy Valentine’s Day!

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    Nicole~Cooking for Keeps — February 10, 2014 at 3:40 pm

    Ok, I’ve never made cookies with cream cheese before, I’ve got to try it! And these are ADORABLE! Perfect for V-day.

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    • Jennie replied February 13th, 2014 at 3:49 pm

      Cream cheese is a must try in cookies, Nicole. Thanks.

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    Laura Dembowski — February 10, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    These cookies look super yummy! I love homemade funfetti treats!

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    • Jennie replied February 13th, 2014 at 3:49 pm

      Thanks, Laura!

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    Beth L — February 10, 2014 at 5:26 pm

    We’re going out for lunch on Wednesday and then having a quiet dinner at home on Friday.

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    • Jennie replied February 13th, 2014 at 3:51 pm

      A quiet dinner sounds lovely, Beth. Enjoy.

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    Maureen | Orgasmic Chef — February 10, 2014 at 9:18 pm

    These would definitely put a happy face on me. I love cream cheese in cookies. I WISH my husband celebrated Valentine’s Day. Our anniversary is a couple of days after and he gives me all this malarky about our day being more special. He just doesn’t want to buy two presents. I’m sure of it. :)

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    • Jennie replied February 13th, 2014 at 3:51 pm

      I’m sure that’s his master plan, Maureen. Those men. Thanks and happy anniversary!

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    Jenny — February 10, 2014 at 9:23 pm

    Hopefully getting some R&R!

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    • Jennie replied February 13th, 2014 at 3:52 pm

      R&R is where it’s at, Jenny. Enjoy.

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    keri @ shaken together — February 11, 2014 at 5:12 am

    We are having a big family dinner with our boys!

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    • Jennie replied February 13th, 2014 at 3:52 pm

      That sounds like fun, Keri. Enjoy!

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    Choc Chip Uru — February 11, 2014 at 5:21 am

    OMG I adore these gorgeous cookies, cream cheese fluffiness within :D
    And LOVE the giveaway, too bad I am in Oz!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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    • Jennie replied February 13th, 2014 at 3:53 pm

      Thanks, Uru! I wish you lived closer. We would be chocolate buddies.

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    Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction — February 11, 2014 at 10:44 am

    You are brilliant! Love the idea of switching out butter for cream cheese!

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    • Jennie replied February 13th, 2014 at 3:54 pm

      Thanks, Jess! The cream cheese yields such a yummy cookie.

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    Nancy @ gottagetbaked — February 11, 2014 at 4:08 pm

    Cream cheese in cookies is the best! I love that you switched it up for the butter in these. Your cookies look gorgeous! Since I have numerous bricks of cream cheese in my fridge, I’m gonna be making these asap.

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    • Jennie replied February 13th, 2014 at 3:54 pm

      Thanks, Nancy. Let me know how you like them. Happy Valentine’s, girl!

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    Carla — February 12, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    Oh my goodness! Those look so YUMMY!!!

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    • Jennie replied February 13th, 2014 at 3:55 pm

      Thanks, Carla.

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    Dina — February 13, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    they look yummy!

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    Jolene Steinhorst — February 15, 2014 at 6:17 pm

    Great giveaway and good-looking cookies. I can’t find any instructions on how to enter. Do I just leave a comment here and I’m entered?

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    • Jennie replied February 16th, 2014 at 10:47 am

      Jolene, I didn’t realize it at the time, but the giveaway code disappeared from my site. It’s all fixed, so you’re set to enter. Thanks!

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    Amy @ Elephant Eats — February 19, 2014 at 4:48 pm

    Mmm, these cookies look so perfectly soft…not to mention festive! <3

    Reply

    • Jennie replied February 20th, 2014 at 7:52 pm

      Thanks, Amy!

      Reply

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