Queso Fresco Sugar Cookies

sweet and delicious Mexican cheese cookies
Sweet and delicious Mexican cheese cookies
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2 ½ cups All-purpose flour
1 tsp Baking soda
½ tsp Baking powder
½ tsp Salt
1 ½ cups Sugar
¾ cup Butter at room temperature
¾ cup Queso fresco cheese at room temperature
1 Eggs
1 tbsp Vanilla extract

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Queso Fresco Sugar Cookies


This recipe for Queso Fresco Sugar Cookies is a real winner. The cookies are super simple to make and taste absolutely delicious. I think the queso fresco in this recipe makes the cookies taste light and fresh. Using cheese is not a new phenomenon in baking, but I encourage people to move away from traditional cream cheese in favor of its lighter Mexican cousin: queso fresco.

Start these cookies by mixing the dry ingredients together. Beat some sugar, butter, and queso fresco together in a bowl. Add egg and vanilla extract and mix well. Gradually incorporate the flour mixture with the wet ingredients. Once your dough is ready, make small balls (approx one tablespoon). Place the cookies on baking sheets and bake.

To make Queso Fresco, you will need the following ingredients:

Ingridiens for Queso Fresco Sugar Cookies

Steps to make Queso Fresco Sugar Cookies


Heat oven and prepare 2 baking sheets


Preheat oven to 350 °F and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.


Mix dry ingredients


In a large bowl, mix 2 ½ cups of flour, 1 teaspoon of baking soda, ½ a teaspoon of baking powder and ½ a teaspoon of salt.


Beat sugar, butter, and queso fresco


In a separate bowl, beat 1 ½ cups of sugar, ¾ cup of butter ¾ cup of queso fresco together.


Beat in egg


Add one egg to the bowl and beat until combined.


Add vanilla extract


Add one tablespoon of vanilla extract and mix well.


Add dry ingredients to wet


Gradually mix in one cup of flour mixture at a time, until all the ingredients are fully combined.


Shape the cookies


Roll tablespoonfuls of cookie dough into small balls and place them on baking sheets about 1 inch apart.




Place the baking sheets in the oven and bake for 9-11 minutes.




Leave the cookies on the baking sheets for 2 minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.



Serve these sugar cookies with glasses milk.

You’ll love these Queso Fresco Sugar Cookies! Make a batch soon and eat them all with glasses of milk! If you try these, make sure you tag #CookeMeRecipes in your baking pics!

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Total Reviews: 21
Drew Tift

These queso fresco sugar cookies and the cartellata have such a unique taste it's hard to find anything like them so I always end up making my own instead.

Abbie Stinchfield

I shaped these into little hearts and stars for my kids then added some sprinkles they really enjoyed it :)

Kalani Kechichian

The BOMB, can't say anything bad about these delicious cookies going to make them every Friday evening now.

Maritza Sarber

Wanted to add some chocolate chips to them and boy it was the best decision i've ever made in my life.

Addalynn Scarpati

Thanks for sharing this I was tired of hearing my kid complain about not having the store bought sugar cookies so I made these with them and now they make them on their own whenever they want something sweet.

Izabelle Callanan

Affordable and delicious nothing more to say about them, 5 stars.

Nancy Sheely

My mom swore that I had bought these from the store, LOL!

Austyn Wyeth

I made these for Easter actually and just shaped them as little eggs then used some frosting with food coloring to decorate them it was pretty cool and they all tasted great.

Laney Wiedmer

Cookies were hard as a rock after an hour! But boy they were good when freshly baked.

Arely Baab

Great recipe thank you so much for sharing it will be making it again some day soon.

Whitney Oalmann

Kinda plain, not as sugary as I thought they'd be buy my kids did like them.

Livia Ambrosio

Tasted like bread for me, anyone know what I did wrong? :( I followed the recipe to the tea.

Ellen Hoerter

I added some fruit to mine and then had some jam slapped on top it was good.

Rayna Shutak

Yummy and easy to make just how I like my cookies made!

Milania Gambrill

Not my favorite cookie recipe but for sure my second favorite to eat when I don't want to buy the boxed ones.

Cecily Arita

PERFECTION! Best queso fresco cookies out there can't believe I made them myself haha.

Kenley Corlin

Me and the hubby love these sugar cookies, they were so simple to make.

Avianna Pantig

Wasn't sure these would turn out alright but they were quite sugary and delightful in the end.

Kaitlynn Hunnings

I brought these in for work on my co-workers birthday and everyone wanted the ingridents/recipe, that's how good these were!

Leona Eghbali

Fluffy and tasty sugar cookies, they are amazing easy to make to so I recommend it.


Well done! Thanks for sharing recipe!

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