MERRY CHRISTMAS! I hope that all of you have gotten to spend some wonderful time with your families this holiday season! This is the last installment of my countdown to Christmas, so I also hope that you've all been able to enjoy some sweet treats this season. Tis the season for baking =)
These cookies are from The Way the Cookie Crumbles and they caught my eye because of the Oreos on the outside. The recipe has just a few ingredients, and leaves out an egg making it an easy thing to throw together if you're getting low on baking ingredients. Without the egg, the final cookie ends up being more shortbready than cheesecake-like. This may or may not be a result of my baking as I had a little bit of trouble deciding when the cookies were done baking. In the end, I went for the middle of the baking interval at 9 minutes. Regardless, the end result is definitely good.
Merry Christmas again and Happy New Year!
Oreo Cheesecake Cookies
From The Way the Cookie Crumbles
1/2 c. unsalted butter, softened
3 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/2 tsp. salt
1 c. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 c. all-purpose flour (I ended up adding at least 1/4 c. more)
1/2 c. mini-chocolate chips
1 c. Oreo crumbs (about 8 cookies)
Heat the oven to 375 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
In the bowl of stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat in the butter, cream cheese, and salt on medium-low speed until smooth and creamy. Gradually add the sugar and continue beating until the mixture is light and fluffy, about 1-2 minutes. Beat in the vanilla. Add the flour and mix on low until completely combined. If needed, add a little bit of extra flour until the dough can be rolled into balls. Mix in the chocolate chips.
Roll the dough into 1-inch balls. Roll the balls of dough into the Oreo cookie crumbs and set on the prepared baking sheets. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until the edges start to brown and the tops are set. Cool for a minute or two on the sheets, then transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.