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Fluffy Cream Cheese Cookies (25 Minutes, Vegetarian)

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Everybody loves sequels and these Cream Cheese Cookies are indeed a spiritual sequel. Remember our surprise hit, the Banana Oat Cookies?

We had a load of positive feedback, mostly because they were so easy to make and perfect for an on-the-road snack.

Sequels tend to go one of two ways.

Either they’re just an uninspired, rehashed version of the original (think Hangover 2) or they’re faster, louder, sexier, funnier, darker, more gripping etc etc (think Terminator 2).

You’ll have to be the judge, but I think these cookies are a worthy sequel!

So, what’s so cool about these cream cheese cookies?

Rather healthy! – If you stick to the recipe and don’t add too much honey these cookies are a real snack to re-energize you.

In 100g they contain around 9g of protein, 18g of fat and 30g of carbs (8g of sugar).

And don’t forget to add a host of good micronutrients from the eggs, whole wheat flour and cream cheese.

Just for a quick comparison 100g of Oreos contain 3.5g of protein, 19g of fat and 72g of carbs (40g of sugar).

Being as delicious as Oreos might be, what cookie would you prefer on a trip? Exactly.

Multifunctional! – I just made a batch of cookies with blueberries, walnuts and lots of cinnamon. Absolutely fantastic.

I could easily come up with a load of other variations. They’re just as flexible as the banana oat cookies.

Food to go! – They’re perfect to take on a trip. I prepared them for a Sunday afternoon hike around Berlin with my friends.

If you’re craving a bit of affection, then bring these cookies on a trip. It’s amazing how people change as soon as you open a box with cookies. All hail the cookie king!

Tasty! –  That my friends came around shortly after to ask for more explains it all, surely?

I’m sure I could come up with even more reasons as to why these cookies are a worthy sequel, but I guess I’m a little biased. You be the judge, try them out yourself!

Cream Cheese Cookies. They’re just really good. #vegetarian #cookie | hurrythefoodup.com

Health Benefits – Cream Cheese Cookies

Since these cookies are quite high in saturated fat I’d like to take the opportunity to drop a few lines on this topic.

Saturated fat has been demonized, because in the late 20th century researchers found that eating saturated fat seemed to increase levels of cholesterol in the bloodstream.

This was an important learning, because they also knew that having high (bad) cholesterol was linked to a higher risk of suffering from heart disease.

Times and science change however, and these learnings are more than being questioned nowadays. They’re being interrogated, and I’d imagine torture comes next.

Here is a review of a several studies that is published in 2014. It found no connection between saturated fat and heart disease.

By pointing this out, I’m not trying to say that saturated fat is super healthy and that we should eat it all the time, but it’s definitely necessary to question conventional wisdom and release butter and cream cheese from their “naughty corner.”

Right then, have a break, have a cream cheese cookie. And if you like ’em , why not try a cream cheese muffin next time?

Cream Cheese Cookies. They’re just really good. #vegetarian #cookie | hurrythefoodup.com

We’d like to know from you:

  • Do you think saturated fat is bad?
  • Do you prefer to buy products low in fat?
  • Will you ever try these cookies in front of a lake?
  • What do you think about Howie letting his long hair grow back?
  • What are your most-loved or most-hated sequels?
Cream Cheese Cookies (25 Minutes, Vegetarian)
4.64 from 19 votes
Fast and Fluffy Cream Cheese Cookies. Great tasting, healthy and perfect to take wherever you go. 7 minutes prep time only. They’re just really good.
Cuisine:Vegetarian
Prep Time:8 minutes
Cook Time:17 minutes
Total Time:25 minutes
Servings:12 cookies
Calories:95kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 325 °F (160 °C).
  • If needed, soften the butter a little by putting it into the microwave for a second.
  • Get a bowl, throw in the cream cheese, butter, cinnamon and honey. Mix until you get a fluffy mixture.
  • Stir the eggs and flour in as well.
  • If you’re feeling flashy now’s the time for any extra ingredients such as walnuts, raisins, vanilla extract, coconut flakes and so forth.
  • Next get a spoon and dollop the dough one by one onto the cookie sheet. Don’t be too fussy here, it’s not a competition 😉 You’ll get around 12 cookies
  • Bake for 15-18 minutes.
  • Sweeet!! Cookies are ready!
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NOTES

IF YOU LIKED THIS RECIPE: Then you should definitely check out our 2 Ingredient Banana Oat Cookies! They’re probably put together even quicker and are also great for on the go. Or if you’d like to stay on the cheese side, try our newest hit recipe, the 3 Ingredient Cottage Cheese Pancakes.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Cream Cheese Cookies (25 Minutes, Vegetarian)
Serving Size
 
28 g
Amount per Serving
Calories
95
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
6
g
9
%
Saturated Fat
 
3
g
19
%
Cholesterol
 
42
mg
14
%
Sodium
 
55
mg
2
%
Potassium
 
51
mg
1
%
Carbohydrates
 
8
g
3
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
3
g
3
%
Protein
 
3
g
6
%
Vitamin A
 
211
IU
4
%
Calcium
 
22
mg
2
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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42 comments
  1. I cannot eat chocolate – it is so NICE to have choices of “vanilla” type of food
    Going to try these this week
    Do they freeze well?
    Ann

    1. Hi Ann! I have never tried, I’m not sure to be honest, sorry!

  2. 5 stars
    I llive in the UK, where we can only buy soft cream cheese, unlike the solid type available in the USA. Will this be a problem? Which type do you used?

    p.s. I love your banana oatmeal cookies, to which I add: chopped dates [which makes them a bit sweeter], chopped nuts and seeds, plus some orange zest. Am about to cook your African Peanut Soup…..

    1. Hey Sue – no problem at all! Soft cream cheese is exactly what’s needed for this recipe 🙂 and thank you, glad you like the cookies! And hope the African peanut soup was great, too!

  3. the recipe doesn’t say when to add the cinnamon or am i missing something?

    1. Well spotted, Marguerite, thanks! That disappeared somewhere along the line. I’ve added it back in now 🙂

  4. Hello! I would like to ask if we actually use our hands to mix the batter, or if tools like a rubber spatula or a wooden spoon would do the job. I saw an earlier comment about using your hands to mix and I thought that would be a messy experience… I would appreciate an answer as soon as you can.

    1. Hi Paula! I usually just use a fork to mix my batters 🙂
      It works well with these cookies too. You can use a classic hand blender too.
      Enjoy!

  5. 3 stars
    Hello..I am new to this site…been a vegetarian (closer to vegan) for about 40 years…what brand of creme cheese do you use that doesn’t contain rennet? Also, the other problem with the flour tortillas you buy in the store is that they contain DATEM (usually masked by a very long name – totally unrecognizable as totally disgusting – hair and duck feathers) aka Diacetyl Tartrate Ester of Monoglyceride. Thanks! Awesome recipes – can’t wait to try them!

    1. Hi Lauren! Good to have you with us. I regularly check the cream cheeses I buy for animal rennet, and I’m happy to say so far that none of them do. I’m not sure that cream cheese does normally, to be honest. Happily the ones I just checked don’t include DATEM either, though thanks for the heads up!

      Enjoy the recipes!

  6. Hi, I have just tried and taste so yummy!is it meant to be soft and not crispy? thanks the recipe 🙂 I prefer more cheese taste, can i add more cream cheese?

    1. Hi Star!! Great you liked them 😀
      Yes, they are rather soft than crunchy! I never tried them with more cheese, but I’m sure it works!