It's December, and I have Christmas cookies on my mind. This might be my new favorite cookie. These are so simple, but so delicious. I have to warn you, these cookies are not low-cal. They have a block of cream cheese and a stick of butter in them.
These cookies use cake mix as the base and only take minutes to make. The dough needs to refrigerate overnight or at least several hours. It will be too sticky if you don't refrigerate it. They are delicious and very addictive. Chicken Legs recommends waiting to eat the cookies until they are completely cool (he did an unscientific test - for the blog). These are a new holiday tradition at our house!
Almond Cream Cheese Crinkles
1 box Golden Butter cake mix
1 stick butter, softened
1 tsp almond extract
8 oz cream cheese, softened
In a large bowl, mix together cake mix, egg, almond extract, cream cheese and butter with a hand-held mixer. Cover dough and refrigerate overnight.
Preheat oven to 325. Roll dough into 1-inch balls and coat in powdered sugar. Place on parchment lined cookie sheet and bake for 10 minutes. The tops will look under cooked, but the bottoms will be golden brown. Allow to cool completely before serving.