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Irish Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies

"Irish cream cheese sugar cookies are a perfectly soft, melt-in-your-mouth cutout cookie! They are easy to make and fun to decorate. Cream cheese gives them a great flavor and they really hold their shape. These pillowy soft cookies will make you question why you’ve ever made any other type of sugar cookie."

Irish Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies

(Cut Out Version)

Servings – 36 Prep Time – 10 Minutes Cook Time – 8 Minutes



  • 1 cup sugar

  • 1 cup butter softened

  • 3 ounces cream cheese softened

  • 1 teaspoon almond extract

  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 egg yolk

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • 1/4 cup Bailey's Irish Creamer plus more as needed

  • 1/2 cup butter

  • 2 cups powdered sugar

  • 1/4 cup cream cheese

  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1/3 teaspoon salt

  • Food coloring or coloring paste of choice

  • Sprinkles, colored sugars and decorations of choice



In a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, beat together the sugar, butter, and cream cheese until well blended.

Add the almond extract, vanilla extract, and egg yolk, and mix until combined.

Add the flour and salt, and mix to form a soft dough.

Shape the dough into a ball and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours, until firm.

When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 375.

Line 3 baking sheets with parchment or silicone liners.

Roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface to 1/4 inch thick.

Cut the dough into desired shapes with cookie cutters, placing one inch apart on prepared baking sheets.

Bake 8-10 minutes, until light golden brown around the edges.

Let cool completely before frosting.


To make frosting, mix all ingredients in a medium bowl with a hand mixer. If too thick, add a little more creamer.

Frost cookies, decorate with sprinkles or colored sugars and let set before storing.


(Based on cookies only)

Calories: 105kcal / Carbohydrates: 12g / Protein: 1g / Fat: 6g / Saturated Fat: 4g / Cholesterol: 22mg / Sodium: 85mg / Potassium: 13mg / Fiber: 1g / Sugar: 6g / Vitamin A: 197IU / Calcium: 6mg / Iron: 1mg

"Second ALL-TIME favorite Sugar Cookie recipe!! I came out with this recipe in my adult years one St's Patrick's Day weekend. I started to experiment with Mom's old recipes and made this one my own. I started giving them away on cookies trays, making them for the kids teachers and school events, church bake sales and so much more... they are equally as good as Mom's with a slightly different flavor!"

CWT is not a certified dietician or nutritionist. Any nutritional information shared on this site is an estimate counted through measurements and package nutritional information used in each recipe. If calorie, macro counting and other nutritional values are important to you, I recommend running the ingredients through your choice of nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories can vary depending on national brands used per recipe.

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