Everybody’s fed, there’s enough to go around

Cream Cheese Cookies, 12/13/09, originally uploaded by Ash Crowe.

Every little wish and every little dream
Has a chance of coming true at Christmas.
Every little song sung throughout the year
Has a chance of being heard at Christmas.
Every little prayer and every little hope
Is the joy of Christmas time.
All our loving hearts, beating all as one
Everybody’s fed, there’s enough to go around.
All our loving hearts, beating all as one
The joy of Christmas time.

– Raffi, “Every Little Wish”

(Yes, I love Raffi’s Christmas album, mock if you must.)
I spent this morning/afternoon baking the cookies that best say Christmas for me: cream cheese cookies. These cookies and chocolate haystacks are my favorite Christmas deserts. I don’t have the patience to make the haystacks, but I now have more than enough cream cheese cookies to take into work tomorrow. Since you can’t all come over and enjoy them, here’s the recipe instead:

Cream Cheese Cookies:
1 cup butter
1 8 ounce package cream cheese
2 cups sugar
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons vanilla
Cream butter. Add cream cheese and sugar, flour and vanilla. Drop by teaspoon full onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 12 minutes or until brown around edges. Cool on wire rack or wax paper.
makes approx 48.
NOTE: do not attempt to count the calories in these cookies, just enjoy them as a once a year treat.


4 responses to “Everybody’s fed, there’s enough to go around

  1. sounds absolutely delicious and easy to make!!!

  2. These really sound wonderful and quite easy to make. I like the fact that you can ‘jazz’ them up to go with the season. Since I adore cream cheese, these will be cookies that I will make all year around. Thanks for posting this!!

  3. These sound DELICIOUS. I am a cookie queen and love to try different recipes. At Christmas I usually make 18 to 20 different cookies and dozens of them. This past year I made over 1100 cookies. Thanks for sharing

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