• 100 grams (7 tablespoons) unsalted butter, softened
  • 200 grams (7 ounces) curd cheese (cottage cheese)
  • 30 grams (1/4 cup) powdered sugar
  • 3 grams (1 teaspoon) vanilla sugar
  • 2 grams (1/3 teaspoon) salt
  • 200 grams (1 2/3 cups) all-purpose flour
  • 3 grams (3/4 teaspoon) baking powder
  • Sugar for sprinkling, to taste


  • Electric Mixer

    An electric mixer helps to whip the butter and sugars together quickly and evenly, ensuring a smooth and fluffy texture.

  • Mixing Bowls

    Use various sizes for different tasks to keep your ingredients organized and your workspace tidy.

  • Rolling Pin

    A rolling pin is essential for evenly rolling out the dough; make sure to flour it lightly to prevent sticking.

  • Round Cookie Cutter

    A 7cm (2.75 inch) cookie cutter will help you achieve uniform circles without fuss.

  • Baking Tray and Parchment Paper

    Line your baking tray with parchment paper to prevent the cookies from sticking and ensure even baking.

  • Cling Film

    For wrapping the dough to chill it properly, leading to a better texture when baked.


Step 1

Step 1: In a large bowl, whip the softened butter, powdered sugar, vanilla sugar, and salt together until light and fluffy.Make sure the butter is at room temperature for easier mixing.

Step 2

Step 2: Add the curd cheese (cottage cheese) to the bowl and whip until completely combined and smooth.If your curd cheese has a lot of liquid, you might want to drain it slightly so the dough isn't too wet.

Step 3

Step 3: Gradually add the flour and baking powder to the mixture, and knead until it forms a smooth dough.Don't overwork the dough; knead just until the ingredients are combined.

Step 4

Step 4: Wrap the dough in cling film (plastic wrap), and refrigerate it for at least 2 hours.Chilling the dough helps to solidify the fats, making the dough easier to roll out and shape.

Step 5

Step 5: Preheat the oven to 347°F (175°C) with convection.If your oven doesn't have a convection setting, you can bake at 350°F (175°C).

Step 6

Step 6: Roll out the dough to a thickness of about 1/8 inch (3-4 mm) on a floured surface, then cut out circles about 2.75 inches (7 cm) in diameter.Use a round cookie cutter or a rim of a glass to cut the circles.

Step 7

Step 7: Sprinkle each circle with sugar to taste, fold in half, press lightly, and fold once more in half to form a quarter-circle.For a more uniform look, sprinkle a little extra sugar after folding.

Step 8

Step 8: Place the cookies on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake until they are golden brown, about 15-20 minutes.Keep an eye on the cookies during the last few minutes to ensure they don't burn.

Step 9

Step 9: Let the cookies cool on a wire rack before serving.You might want to bake a double batch if you have kids; they tend to disappear quickly!


These cookies are truly versatile, making them perfect for breakfast, dessert, or a midday snack. For a morning treat, pair them with a steaming cup of coffee or a frothy latte. The creamy curd cheese enhances the flavors of your favorite brew, creating a delightful start to your day.

Hosting a brunch? Arrange these delightful cookies on a platter alongside fresh berries and a dollop of whipped cream. The mild sweetness and light texture complement the tartness of the berries, making for an elegant and delicious setup.

If you're having a casual get-together or a tea party, serve these cookies with a selection of fine teas. The buttery, sweet notes balance well with various teas, from robust black to delicate green varieties. Your guests will be delighted by this perfect pairing, adding a special touch to any gathering.


For a gluten-free version of these irresistible cookies, replace the regular flour with a gluten-free flour blend, ensuring there's no change in taste or texture. This way, even those with gluten sensitivities can enjoy these treats without worry.

To make a vegan variation, swap the butter with a plant-based alternative, such as vegan margarine, and use a dairy-free cream cheese in place of curd cheese. These simple substitutions allow you to create a recipe that is both vegan-friendly and utterly delicious.


  • Why does my cookie dough spread too much during baking?

    This could be due to your butter being too soft or warm before baking. Make sure to chill the dough thoroughly to prevent spreading.

  • Can I use regular sugar instead of powdered sugar?

    Powdered sugar gives a finer texture to the dough. If you use regular sugar, the texture might be slightly grainy.

  • How can I make the cookies more flavorful?

    Adding a pinch of cinnamon or a few drops of almond extract can enhance the flavor profile of the cookies.

  • What's the best way to store these cookies?

    Store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week. You can also freeze them for longer shelf life.

  • How can I make the dough easier to handle?

    If the dough is sticky or difficult to manage, try refrigerating it for an additional 30 minutes before rolling it out.

  • Is there a way to make these cookies crispier?

    For a crispier texture, bake the cookies a few minutes longer and make sure they fully cool on a wire rack before storing.

Nutrition facts

Lazy curd cheese cookies
Recipe Yield:24 cookies
Calories:45-60 kcal per cookie
Calories (Min - Max):45 - 60
Total Fat:3g
Saturated Fat:2g
Total Carbohydrate:4g
Total Sugars:2g