Butter Cookies Recipe with Cream Cheese Frosting

Easter is right around the corner, so what a perfect time to start thinking about a delicious butter cookies recipe with cream cheese frosting! 

This year Easter is coming early, so we don’t have long to start thinking about how we’d like to celebrate!

Butter Cookies Recipe with Cream Cheese Frosting

This past weekend, I attended two baby showers. 

Clearly, I love baby showers. 

Needless to say, I am the queen of saying the word “awwwww!” 

So, to be able to see all of the brand new stuff for a baby is just so much fun for me. 

And, what better time to celebrate the birth of a baby than Springtime! 

Springtime is such a wonderful time for renewal and hope!

Butter Cookies Recipe with Cream Cheese Frosting

Baby Shower Cookies

So, at the baby shower I attended, one of my friends baked and brought THE most adorable and delicious cookies (and cupcakes)! 

I tend to get tired of sugar cookies that are decorated, so these cookies did not disappoint. 

They are butter cookies that can be decorated and cut into shapes! 

My friend shared with me that this is one of her go-to recipes at Christmastime.

In this case, she decided to use the recipe to create rubber duckie cookies for this baby shower.

Oh my goodness, how cute are these?

Butter Cookies Recipe with Cream Cheese Frosting

Turns out, this rubber duckie butter cookies recipe is inspired by Emeril’s Butter Cookies and the cream cheese frosting ta-die-for! 

First, these are absolutely adorable!

Second, they’re sinfully deelish.

Third, the butter cookies recipe is super simple! 

What more can you ask for?  So, here’s the recipe for you ๐Ÿ™‚

In addition to the rubber duckie cookies, my friend also made cupcakes.

rubber duck cupcakes

She displayed them perfectly!

So, give this recipe a try and comment on how you like it – I bet it will be a keeper! 

And, thank you to my friend Liz for the idea and inspiration!

Butter Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

Butter Cookies Recipe with Cream Cheese Frosting

Butter Cookies Recipe with Cream Cheese Frosting

Housewives of Frederick County, LLC
These butter cookies are delicious and so much fun to make into whatever shape you want! Add the cream cheese frosting and sprinkles and these cookies will be the hit of any party!
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course cookies, Dessert
Cuisine American


Butter Cookies

  • 3 sticks Unsalted Butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup Plus 2 tablespoons Granulated Sugar
  • 6 Egg Yolks, Large
  • 1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 3 cups Plus 2 tablespoons Bleached All-Purpose Flour
  • ยพ tsp Salt
  • Assorted Sprinkles

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 8 oz Cream Cheese, softened
  • ยฝ stick Butter, softened
  • 3 cups Confectioners Sugar
  • 1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 3 tbsp Milk
  • Red, blue, green & yellow food coloring


Butter Cookies

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Cream the butter and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle, on medium speed, scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary.
  • Cream the mixture until it is smooth and fluffy.
  • Add the egg yolks 1 at a time, mixing in between each addition. Scrape down the sides of the bowl. Beat for 1 minute and add the vanilla.
  • Combine the flour and the salt in a medium-size mixing bowl. Mix well. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and mix on low speed until it is fully incorporated. Increase the speed to medium and mix until the batter is thick and creamy, about 2 minutes. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and the paddle.
  • Lightly flour a flat surface. Using a rolling pin, roll out the dough to 1/4-inch thick. Cut the dough into the desired shapes.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment or waxed paper. Place the cookies on the baking sheet about 2 inches apart.
  • Bake until lightly golden, about 20 minutes. Remove the cookies from the oven and let cool completely in the pan. Remove the cookies from the pan using a spatula.
  • Repeat the process until all the dough is used. Frost each cookie and garnish with sprinkles.

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • In a large mixing bowl, with an electric mixer, cream the cheese and butter.
  • Add the sugar, 1/2 cup at a time, mixing after each addition.
  • Add the vanilla and milk and mix well. Add a couple of drops of food coloring and mix well. Yield: about 1 1/2 to 2 cups frosting
Keyword butter cookies, cream cheese frosting, cream cheese icing, frosted cookies, iced cookies, rubber duckie cookies, rubber ducky cookies, spring cookies

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7 thoughts on “Butter Cookies Recipe with Cream Cheese Frosting”

  1. I made these for a baby shower (rubber duckie themed). They were a hit and have to be the best butter cookies i’ve ever tasted. However I burned the first batch because 350 was too hot for them. For my oven 300 worked just fine.


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