Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Oreo Cheesecake Cookies

These cookies came together in a flash.  I let each of my kids taste a bite, and my 4 year old was begging for more.  I told him, after dinner, before bed and he announced he was ready for bed now!  A delicious cookie.  A few things about them.  I think they are better when they have cooled which is not the norm for cookies.  Another thing, I think I will leave out the mini chocolate chips next time.  While they are certainly tasty with them, I wanted to taste the cookie more and I felt like it overtook the cookie in flavor a little bit.  Some of these came out picture perfect and other seemed to spread more and browned more on the edges.  Not sure why, but it doesn't affect the flavor, so I don't much care.  Oh, and no eggs in the batter, so go ahead and let the kids eat a ball of dough and  like the beaters and bowl clean.  Or do it yourself. These are great frozen too! 

yield: 1 1/2-2  dozen

  • 1/2 cup butter,room temperature
  • 3 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips (Opt.)
  • 1 cup Oreo crumbs (about 8 Oreos)
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate, melted w/ 1/2 tsp crisco (opt.)

Preheat oven to 375.  Line cookie sheets with parchment or silicone mats.  Cream together butter and cream cheese until smooth and well incorporated.  Add sugar and vanilla and beat until mixed.  Add flour and mix on low until flour disappears, scraping bowl as necessary.  Stir in mini chocolate chips if using.  Place Oreo crumbs in a bowl and scoop cookies with cookie scoop or balls into crumbs (about 1- 1/2 inch balls) and  coat balls.  Place on lined cookie sheet, about 2" apart.  Bake for 12-15 minutes (mine went about 13) until edges are just golden and they are puffed.  Remove from oven and cool on cookie sheet for 2 minutes before moving to wire rack to cool.  For white chocolate, microwave for 30 seconds and stir with spatula well.  Microwave for another 10 seconds and stir again (mine were melted) and repeat if necessary until melted completely.  Drizzle over cookies.

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