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Fluffy Cream Cheese Cookies (25 Minutes, Vegetarian)

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

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 |

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 |

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?
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Cream Cheese Cookies (25 Minutes, Vegetarian)
4.59 from 17 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.
Prep Time:8 minutes
Cook Time:17 minutes
Total Time:25 minutes
Servings:12 cookies



  • 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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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 Facts
Cream Cheese Cookies (25 Minutes, Vegetarian)
Serving Size
28 g
Amount per Serving
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat
Vitamin A
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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  1. Hey Howie,
    These look delicious! What part do eggs play in cookies? I am just beginning to make cookies and I am not sure of the eggs against baking powder equation. I wouldn’t mind adding an egg occasionally, but I don’t like the faint eggy smell they give off..

    Some cookies are definitely on the calendar this week. And anything with cream cheese, count me in 🙂

    1. Hi Pragati!
      Well, I understand your egg scepticsm. I didn’t like them until very recently either. I can assure you these cookies won’t taste eggy. Let me know how you liked them 🙂

  2. 5 stars
    Alright!! My boyfriend is all over the moon about the banana cookies, but as I don’t like bananas, they weren’t an option for me. Now these babies look amazing!

    Will give it a try for sure 🙂


    1. Hahaha, that’s great to hear! Send im regards from my side if you like 🙂
      Cool, I’m sure you’ll like ’em!

    2. Hi,

      I substituted whole grain flour for all purpose flour. My dough turns out to be sticky and after baking, the texture is not correct. Would you have any idea why? Is it because of the flour?

      1. Hi Jaslyn, I’ve been thinking about this but haven’t had a chance to re-test with all purpose flour. It could definitely be a cause, otherwise – hmm! When you say the texture is not correct, what exactly do you mean? Too dry? Too soft? Will try to help as much as I can!

  3. Since the banana oat cookies were so good, I am looking forward to making the crème cheese cookies later today! We really look forward to your recipes! Thanks

    1. woah, hope they turned out good! 🙂

  4. ooo this recipe is so simple but sounds delightful! I have a massive tub of cream cheese (it was on sale or something?) that i have so much left of. i was hoping to use it for baking and then i found this recipe! thank youuuu

    1. Hi Beverley!
      Thanks for stopping by! Haa, I hope your batch of cookies turned out great!

  5. I love the name of these cookies, fast N’ fluffy, makes me smile every time I say it.

    To answer your question about saturated fat, I feel a little torn on the subject because for 4 years of school I was taught that sat. fat caused heart disease and now they are saying that it doesn’t. Or perhaps it does, but not as much as was previously thought. Honestly, I don’t think there is any one nutrient that is really that bad for you as long as you eat a variety of foods and stay within a calorie range that allows you to maintain a healthy weight.

    1. I follow along the same line of thought Heather – moderation is key. Food is still to be enjoyed, but without going ott on too much of the ‘bad stuff’. Thanks for commenting, glad you like the name 🙂

  6. 5 stars
    Cream cheese huh? LOL – Well as long as that cheese is grass-fed/finished… Along with that butter, I am okay with these – although I cannot eat them at all 🙁

    1. But why can’t you eat these??? 🙁

  7. These look amazing! 🙂 Glad I found your blog!

  8. super simple recipe perfect for kids. What is the shelf life for homemade cookies, especially the one with eggs?

    1. Hi Sangeetha, great question!
      I don’t know exactly. I had my first batch for around 5 days though and they were fine!

  9. 5 stars
    Hi Howie and Dave,
    I have just made these cookies in order to have some snacks for the upcoming week.
    I could not resist eating some already. They are absolutely divine! I do not like Oreos too much, as I find them a little too sweet. But these little goodies are sooo good! Thanks a lot for sharing this and all the other awesome recipes on your blog!

    1. Hi Melanie, fantastic to hear you enjoyed them so much! I have to admit I’ve got a bit of a soft spot for them too. It’s hard to stop making new batches – they just seem to disappear so quickly 😉

      Thanks for the feedback…more recipes are en route!

    2. Hahaaa! I’m glad to hear that!! Happened to me as well with my last batch 😀
      I’m glad you like our stuff, definitely very motivting to hear!!

  10. I have always wanted to make cream cheese cookies. These look fabulous!

    1. They really are! Go on Cathleen…make them! You won’t regret it 😉

  11. 5 stars
    These look soooo tasty, Howie! I think if I made them I’d end up devouring the whole batch.. thank you for sharing such a great recipe! 🙂

    1. Hahaha, actually that happened to me last time. 12 cookies gone in 30 minutes.

  12. Hey Howie….you said you made these with blueberries…can i use frozen blueberries for this or will it all become too runny? If there’s a risk, Id rather just make them plain as the recipe says….

    1. Hi!
      I’m not 100% sure, so I guess there’s a risk.
      But if I only had frozen blueberries, I’d still give it a try. I don’t think it’ll hurt the cookies!
      Enjoy 🙂

  13. hi, can I use cookie cutter to make into different animals? thank you.

    1. hey Star! hmm, good question! I think the batter is not suited very well for cookie cutters, because it’s so soft. It probably sticks to the forms, I’m afraid 🙁

  14. hi, another question is do you use electric mixer to mix into fluffy mixture or use hand? thank you.

    1. All by hand 🙂
      It’s every easy to mix!

  15. 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!

  16. 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!

  17. 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.

  18. 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 🙂

  19. 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!

  20. 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?

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