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Cream Cheese Cookies
  • 2 3/4 sticks (1 cup plus 6 tablespoons) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste
  • One 8-ounce package cream cheese, 6 ounces at room temperature, 2 ounces frozen
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for flouring (see Cook's Note)
  • 2 tablespoons whole milk, plus more if needed
  • Very finely grated lime zest or finely minced cranberries, for garnish, optional
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