Unclench and trust me here. Goat cheese, when you think about it, is not such a weird ingredient here. It behaves like cream cheese or lemon juice would, but lends a subtle tang that makes the cookies dense, delicious and different than your boring old sugar cookie. This is a universal crowd pleaser all year round.


    • 2 1/2 cups white all-purpose flour 

    • 1 teaspoon baking powder

    • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

    • 1/2 teaspoon salt

    • 1 1/2 cups sugar

    • 1/3 cup (3 oz) goat cheese, soft and at room temperature

    • 6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) unsalted better, melted (but not hot)

    • 1/4 cup vegetable or canola oil

    • 1 large egg

    • 2 tablespoons milk (whole milk preferred)

    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 

    • Sprinkles or sanding sugar


    1. Preheat oven to 350 and line baking sheet with parchment paper

    2. Pour sugar or sprinkles into a small bowls

    3. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt

    4. In stand mixer bowl, whisk sugar, goat cheese and butter until mostly smooth 

    5. With mixer running, whisk in oil

    6. Then add egg, milk and vanilla. Mix until smooth (but don’t over beat)

    7. Fold in flour mixture until dough forms and dry ingredients are fully incorporated

    8. Using an ice cream scoop, work dough into 1 1/2 tablespoon size balls (If dough is too soft, refrigerate for 15-20 minutes)

    9. Roll dough in sugars or sprinkles, then place on cookie sheet

    10. Arrange cookies about 2 inches apart (11-12 cookies per sheet)

    11. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until slightly cracked 

    12. Let cool on baking sheet for 3 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack

    13. Let cool completely before putting in an air tight container

Source: Goat Cheese Sugar Cookies | Love & Olive Oil