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Cream Cheese Finger Cookies Recipe

Cream Cheese Finger Cookies Recipe

These melt-in-your-mouth cookies are one of my mom's specialties. Made with cream cheese and butter, they're very rich...and the pecans add wonderful flavor. They're great with hot cup of coffee or a tall glass of milk. —Jeanne Voss Anaheim Hills, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:12 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • Dash salt
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans
  • Confectioners' sugar


  • 1. In a small bowl, cream butter and cream cheese until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, sugar and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in pecans (dough will be crumbly).
  • 2. Shape tablespoonfuls into 2-in. logs. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 12-14 minutes or until lightly browned. Carefully roll warm cookies in confectioners' sugar. Cool on wire racks. Yield: 2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

2 cookies equals 240 calories, 18 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 31 mg cholesterol, 118 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.

Reviews for Cream Cheese Finger Cookies

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Reviewed Mar. 14, 2014

"My youngest daughter and I LOVE these cookies. They are perfection with coffee or tea. Not everyone wants a sweet tasting cookie all the time; these are just sweet enough for us. :)"

Reviewed Feb. 23, 2014

"After reading the reviews, I increased the sugar to 1/3 c. and they were good. My favorite Christmas cookie is made with sour cream. They are T of H Angel cookies. Work the extra work. Everybody loves them"

Reviewed Dec. 21, 2013

"I have been making these since I saw then in the magazine -13 years. I only make two cookies for the holidays- these are one of them. Easy to make, friends and family look forward to them each year."

Reviewed Dec. 14, 2013

"My family loves these cookies!"

Reviewed Nov. 26, 2012

"I have to agree with momsmrf. I too used the recipe from the T.O.H. magazine and wish I had looked it up on the web site to see the reviews before making these. Won't make them again."

Reviewed Oct. 5, 2012

"I thought these were quite bland. If not for the powdered sugar, they wouldn't have much flavor. While assembling the ingredients I wondered if the "1 Tablespoon Sugar" was correct. I used an old recipe I had clipped from the T of H magazine and I see that the recipe online is the same."

Reviewed Oct. 16, 2011

"[quote user="Kafeutz"].sorry but these were just bad (in my opinion).[/quote]

That's ok!  Not every recipe is for every person Smile  Back to the drawing board, right?Yes"

Reviewed Oct. 16, 2011

"I understand that as I am Hungarian and we have several cookies that are not "sweet" but these were just flavorless. When I make my grandmother's recipe for similar cookies you don't really need the powdered sugar as they are just sweet enough...sorry but these were just bad (in my opinion)."

Reviewed Oct. 15, 2011

"[quote user="Kafeutz"]Someone at Taste of Home should actually bake a recipe before they put it online or in a Best Loved Cookie recipe magazine..[/quote]

I assure you that every single recipe is made several times, tasted and reviewed by the staff in the Test Kitchen.  These aren't meant to be a sweet cookie, the confectionary sugar coating is meant to give them just the right touch of sweetness."

Reviewed Oct. 15, 2011

"This cookie was AWFUL!!!!! I don't know how anyone rated this so sweetness..I am sure this recipe is incorrect. After I made these and threw them all away I looked at my grandma's recipe for Hungarian cookies that was very similar to this..her recipe called for 5 Tbsp of sugar not one!! Someone at Taste of Home should actually bake a recipe before they put it online or in a Best Loved Cookie recipe magazine.."

Reviewed Nov. 2, 2010

"I really liked this cookie. The cream cheese gives it a little tang that you dont expect in a cookie. The only change I would make is less pecans. Next time I make them I will reduce to 3/4 cup, I think it will make the cookie a little more stable."

Reviewed Apr. 17, 2010

"My son really liked these, but I thought they would have had a better flavor with all butter and no cream cheese."

Reviewed Jan. 18, 2008

"these cream cheese fingers disappear as fast as I can make them--Yumm!"

Reviewed Dec. 18, 2007

"can you please tell me what is the self rising flour?"

Reviewed Dec. 10, 2007

"Very easy to make, and they taste awesome! I baked these and took them to a cookie exchange, everyone loved them!"

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Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.