Christmas is my favorite time of year! I love the hustle and bustle of shopping, decorating the house and of course baking all of my family’s favorite cookie recipes. In my opinion, there is nothing that brings back childhood memories of Christmas more than the smell of baking cookies.
When I was young, I could not wait to make my favorite Christmas treats with my mother and sister. This was the time of year we would share the abundance of our kitchen, and joy of baking with others. We would make crazy amounts of cookies to share. We would store them in decorative tins and prepare beautiful plates wrapped with bows to hand out to our neighbors. I still look forward to this tradition and enjoy sharing my time proven recipes with others during this special holiday.
The recipe I am sharing today is one of my absolute favorites! Everyone in our family, especially my husband, loves cinnamon rolls and cream cheese frosting. I found a recipe about three ago for these little cinnamon delights that are reminiscent of cinnamon rolls. There were good, but I knew if I worked on the recipe, I could make them even better.
So here it is -my gift to you! This is my recipe that I have crafted and perfected over the past few years to create the best Christmas cookie ever! My creative twist is the use of Challenge cream cheese and a dash of almond extract in the cookie dough. Inspired by one of my favorite sugar cookie recipes, I use Challenge cream cheese to give the cookies a moist delicate texture. These buttery delights are packed full of cinnamon and then topped with a rich and creamy cream cheese frosting! I can guarantee you; your house will be filled with the smell of Christmas as these treats bake in your oven. I hope you give this recipe a try, and make it one of your favorite traditions. Merry Christmas!