Mixed Fruit Cream Cheese Cookies

Christmas is fast approaching so I know my friends are already pinning cookie recipes and thinking about planning cookie swaps. This Mixed Fruit Cream Cheese Cookie will come to your rescue.

Mixed fruit cream cheese cookies

I gave permission to Navendu to eat one spoonful of cookie dough and then allowed a few for myself. After baking it was the kiddos turn to share the cookies with me by the fire on a cold Sunday evening while putting last minute touches on the artwork they had spent the whole day creating. The sweetness of candied fruit just melts your heart.

 

Mixed fruit cream cheese cookies
Mixed fruit cream cheese cookies

This recipe makes about 3 dozen cookies unless of course you are in the habit of making giant cookies. This number will be more than sufficient to be packed as give away gifts if you are hosting a dinner. Pack them in a cute little box from craft store and tie a sparkly ribbon on top and you are all set.

Mixed fruit cream cheese cookies

You can sprinkle some powdered sugar on top or make some icing. Go with your imagination but they are just as good without any icing.

Mixed fruit cream cheese cookies

Equipment and stuff:

Kitchen aid Stand Mixer – Click here to buy

Mixed Fruit/Tutti Frutti – Click here to buy

Milk BottlesClick here to buy

Mixed Fruit Cream Cheese Cookies

Delectable Cream Cheese Cookies mixed with Candies fruit

Course: Dessert
Servings: 3 Dozen
Amita: Amita
Ingredients
  • 3 Cups All-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 Cup Butter Room temperature
  • 8 Oz Cream Cheese
  • 1 1/2 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Tbsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Cups Mixed Fruit see link below for resource
Directions
  1. Line the baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Preheat over to 350 degrees Farenheit

  3. In a bowl mix flour and baking powder and set aside. 

  4. In the Stand Mixer, Beat the Butter at medium high speed for 3 minutes

  5. Add Sugar and Cream Cheese one by one and beat at medium high speed for another 4 minutes or so

  6. Add Vanilla Extract and Salt and mix for another minute

  7. Add Mixed Fruit and mix for couple more minutes

  8. Finally add Flour mixture by half cup measure at a time while running the mixer at low to medium speed. Take care as the Flour will have a tendency to fly all over your counter.

  9. Take out the dough and on a Marble Board, knead it for a bit until it all comes together well. 

  10. Wrap the dough in a plastic wrap tightly and refrigerate for half hour

  11. Make a roll and cut out cookies of desired shape and size.

  12. You can also make the ball using hands and flatten to make shape of a cookie

  13. Bake for 17 minutes

  14. Cool on a cooling rack


 

Mixed fruit cream cheese cookies

Author: Amita

Hi there !! Welcome to my little corner of internet. I live in Chicago with my Husband Navendu and two little girls age 8 and almost 4.

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