Cream Cheese Christmas Cookies Here’s what you need to make these cookies: 1 c. Butter 1 c. Sugar 1-3oz pkg. of Cream Cheese (I always double the recipe and just add 1-8oz package of Cream Cheese. I think the extra Cream Cheese makes a better cookie dough.) 1 Egg Yolk 2 1/2 c. Flour 1/2 tsp. Vanilla.