Bavarian Sugar Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

A few months ago, my brother and I were watching “Stranger than Fiction” when I decided that I wanted to make “Bavarian Sugar Cookies,” which are mentioned at the end of the movie.  So I looked online for a recipe, but saw that one did not exist, however, I did see comments that others were looking for it as well.  The recipe didn’t exist, so… I made one up.  I looked at Bavarian recipes, like Bavarian Cream, and decided how to make my cookies Bavarian: Cream Cheese.  Cream Cheese not only adds a Bavarian touch, but it adds the white on white color and texture that you can see in the movie.

My bother came over and took all the pictures, you can get to his blog here:

And here’s the recipe:


Preheat oven to 400 F.
½ C softened butter
1 C (8 oz) softened cream cheese
4-6 C flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 C sugar
2 eggs
½ C milk
1½ tsp vanilla

1. Cream butter and cream cheese together

2. Sift in 4 C flour, and the other dry ingredients

3. Add the eggs, milk and vanilla.

4. With a wooden spoon, mix everything together until moist.

5. Turn the dough onto a floured pastry mat or wooden surface. Knead until dough is smooth no longer sticky, adding additional flour as needed.

6. Flour the pastry mat again, and roll out the dough to ½ in thickness, adding flour as needed to keep the dough from sticking to the rolling pin.

7. Cut out whichever shapes you’d like. If you don’t have a cookie cutter use an upside down cup.

8. Place cookies on ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 8-10 min.

9. The cookies are done when the top is still white but the bottoms are golden brown.

½ C softened butter
1 C softened cream cheese
1½ tsp clear* vanilla
Powdered Sugar to taste
Food coloring, optional

1. Cream butter and cream cheese together with the clear vanilla. (Clear vanilla is used because regular vanilla will darken the frosting. Regular vanilla will not affect the flavor, but you will not get as white of frosting. You can also use frosting paint to whiten the frosting.)

2. Add powdered sugar to desired sweetness and texture.

3. Spread frosting on cooled cookies with a spatula.

If desired, you can add food coloring to the frosting for brightly colored cookies.

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I did.

Please leave comments after you try them.

A. J. Morris


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7 Responses to “Bavarian Sugar Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting”

  1. The Girl in the Other Room Says:

    Hey I want to try out your cookies but I noticed you didn’t include the temperature of the oven for baking. What temp was that?

  2. Skoticus Says:

    Give me cookies or give me something else…like cinnamon rolls!

  3. The Girl in the Other Room Says:

    Hey I tried out your cookies and they were great! Thanks for the recipie

  4. Matthew Says:

    I tried making the cookies, they were really good.
    had some trouble with it though, all if it my own fault.
    but the end they turned out superb!!
    thanks for making the recipe,
    you’re my idol now ^-^

  5. Sin Says:

    Hah! I totally googled Stranger Than Fiction Bavarian Sugar Cookies and came across your blog. So thrilled will be making these later on today for a few girlfriends. Thanks a million!

  6. sugar cookie recipe Says:

    sugar cookies…

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