I found these cookies over at Kate in the Kitchen. It was funny, I had just gotten an email that a meeting I was to attend would be having a cheesecake theme, then hopped on over to Kate’s blog and there she had posted about cheesecake cookies. Well, that settled that! I’m not much of a baker, but I can make cookies. Let me just say I did not come home with a single cookie. :-)
Chewy Cheesecake Cookies (NOT a low fat recipe!)
- 1 stick of butter at room temperature
- 3 oz. softened cream cheese
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 cup all purpose flour
Blend together the butter and cream cheese. Gradually add the sugar until light and fluffy. Stir in the flour until incorporated – don’t over-mix. Scoop by tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets and bake at 375 until slightly browned around the edges, about 10-12 minutes. Allow them to cool for several minutes before removing them from the sheets.
That’s the basic recipe. You can hop on over to Kate’s post for suggestions to jazz it up. Yum! One batch made about 1 1/2 dozen. I also want to mention that I used baking stones from Pampered Chef and it took the cookies about 17 minutes to get done.