Calla Lily Cookies with Easy Sweet Cream Cheese Cream

These paper-thin cookies are rolled to perfection with a sweet, cream cheese surprise inside. Beautifully presented too, resembling a Calla Lily.

calla lily cookies

I am so excited to share this recipe with you all! It’s one that gets requested often at my house. I’ve turned one of my favorite flowers into a dessert. Calla Lily Cookies. Oh. My. Gosh. We seriously can not have enough of these. You won’t even notice how many you’ve eaten until they’re all gone; these cookies aren’t as heavy and dense as traditional cookies. 

I love making them too because not only are they delicious, but they’re so easy to make!

Helpful Tips for Making Calla Lily Cookies 

Use an ice cream scoop. This ensures your cookies will all be the same size and more uniform in shape. 

Don’t overbake. You want the cookies to bake in the oven for approximately 7 minutes. Just enough time to get slightly crispy, golden brown edges.

Roll them quick! This is the most important step. Do not overlook this or otherwise you won’t be able to attain the cone shape. When you pull the cookies out of the oven, start rolling them. Don’t wait for them to cool down.

A small tip on the piping bag. When you pipe the cream cheese mixture into the center of your rolled cookie, make sure you opt for a slightly smaller tip so it doesn’t completely fill the cookie. You still want to see the brown edges so it fully represents a proper Calla Lily.

That’s all there is to it! Keep these simple tips in mind and I’m sure you’ll make perfect Calla Lily cookies from your first batch.

Ingredients

  • 3 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 drop vanilla
  • 3/4 cup unbleached flour

calla lily cookies

Cream:

  • 1 pkg- 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup of powdered sugar

calla lily cookies

How to make Calla Lily Cookies:

  • Preheat oven to 350F. Butter a baking sheet.
  • Beat on medium/high speed,  3 large eggs with 3/4 cup of sugar.
  • To the eggs and sugar, add in 1 drop of vanilla and 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder. Beat for another minute.
  • Lower the speed and mix in 3/4 cup of unbleached flour.

calla lily cookies

  • With an ice cream spoon, scoop one spoon and put on a baking sheet (like pancakes).  Spread scoops about an inch apart from each other on the baking sheet.
  • Put in the oven for 7 minutes or when the edges start getting golden brown.
  • Roll each baked circle into a cone, fast while it’s warm/hot. Finish the rest of batter.

calla lily cookies

Cream:

  • Beat 1 package of cream cheese (softened) till no clumps.
  • Add in  3/4 cup of powdered sugar. Blend together.

calla lily cookies

  • Put in a cream bag and fill up the cones. Making it look like the center of a calla lily.
  • Enjoy!

calla lily cookies

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Calla Lily Cookies with Simple Cream Cheese Cream

Calla Lily Cookies

These paper-thin cookies are rolled to perfection with a sweet, cream cheese surprise inside. Beautifully presented too, resembling a Calla Lily.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 7 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Dessert
Cuisine Russian
Servings 20
Calories 112 kcal

Equipment

  • Baking sheet
  • hand mixer
  • ice cream scoop
  • piping bag with tip
  • oven mitt

Ingredients
  

  • 3 Large eggs
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 drop vanilla
  • ¾ cup unbleached flour

Cream:

  • 8 oz cream cheese (softened)
  • ¾ cup of powdered sugar

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350F. Butter a baking sheet.
  • Beat on medium/high speed, 3 Large eggs with 3/4 cup of sugar.
  • To the eggs and sugar, add in 1 drop of vanilla and 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder. Beat for another minute.
  • Lower the speed and mix in 3/4 cup of unbleached flour.
    Calla Lily Cookies with Simple Cream Cheese Cream
  • With an ice cream spoon, scoop one spoon and put on baking sheet (like pancakes). Spread scoops about an inch apart from each other on the baking sheet.
  • Put in oven for 7 minutes or when the edges start getting golden brown.
  • Roll each baked circle into a cone, fast while it’s warm/hot. Finish rest of batter.
    Calla Lily Cookies with Simple Cream Cheese Cream

Cream:

  • Beat 1 package of cream cheese (softened) till no clumps.
  • Add in 3/4 cup of powdered sugar. Blend together.
    Calla Lily Cookies with Simple Cream Cheese Cream
  • Put in a cream bag and fill up the cones. Making it look like the center of a calla lily.
  • Enjoy!
    Calla Lily Cookies with Simple Cream Cheese Cream

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Calla Lily Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 112 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 37mg12%
Sodium 46mg2%
Potassium 42mg1%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 188IU4%
Calcium 21mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword cream cheese, dessert, eggs, powdered sugar, russian cookie, russian food, sweet, vanilla, whole wheat flour
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7 Comments

  1. These look great! Can they be made ahead? If so, what’s the best way to store them overnight? Thanks!

    • These are better when they are eaten the same day that they are made, because of the soft and thin cone recipe. Store them in the fridge if you do end up making them ahead of time.

  2. Made these today and my husband loved them. However, my batter turned out a bit thicker than I thought they should be, but still worked out.

  3. Does anyone know the country of origin for these? My neighbor believes they are a German specialty.

  4. They taste good but I did something wrong. The cookies turned out too thick and wouldn’t roll up. I’m thinking I might have beaten the eggs too long, how long did you beat them for?

    • Oh no! I beat the eggs for a minute no more. Maybe you put in too much of the batter for each circle? These are really good, sorry that you had a bad experience with the recipe. I hope you give it another try. Also, you need to roll them up quickly after the oven.

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