Cinnamon Orange Cream Cheese Cookies

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“I love orange and cinnamon together! Yum. You really don't need to chill these for as much time as the recipe calls for. 1 hour would be plenty. I chilled my dough overnight and had to wait for the dough to warm a little before it was able to be rolled out. Cut your cookies small. They do not spread as they cook. Nice shortbread-like cookie. Not too sweet and excellent with a cup of tea or hot chocolate. I double the zest and spices - it gives the cookies freckles. :)”
4-5 dozen

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix together flour, cinnamon, allspice and salt.
  2. In medium bowl, using electric mixer set on low, beat together butter and cream cheese. Beat in sugar . Add orange juice and peel.
  3. Add flour and spices, and beat until combined. Do not overbeat.
  4. Chill dough, wrapped in plastic wrap for 2 - 2 1/2 hours or until dough is firm.
  5. Preheat oven to 350°F
  6. Roll dough on a lightly floured surface until it is about 1/8 inch thick. Cut into your favorite cookie shape.
  7. Bake on a lightly greased cookie sheet in preheated 350°F oven for 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool on wire racks.

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