Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces 1/3-less-fat cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup Blood Orange Infused Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 cup sugar, divided
  • 1 tablespoon 2% milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 8 ounces all-purpose flour (about 1 3/4 cups)
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Cooking spray

 

Preparation:

  1. Place first 3 ingredients (through oil) and 2/3 cup sugar in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended. Add milk, vanilla, and egg. Beat until blended.
  2. Weigh or lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt; gradually add to sugar mixture, beating until well blended. Cover and chill 30 minutes.
  3. Preheat oven to 350°.
  4. Place 1/3 cup sugar in a small bowl. Shape dough into 36 (1-inch) balls. Roll balls in sugar, and place 1 1/2 inches apart on large baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Flatten cookies slightly with bottom of a glass.
  5. Bake at 350° for 9 minutes or until set in center. Cool on pan 2 minutes. Remove from pan; cool completely on a wire rack.