Friday, March 27, 2015

Cheesecake Cookies

I think the person who came up with this is a genius. I mean, cheesecake is good, cookies are good, why not bring those two together to create something awesome!?!?!?

Just look at it. Isn't it beautiful? It's pretty much a mini cheesecake. And it's delicious.

  • 1 1/4 crushed graham crackers
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1 stick of butter, softened
  •  1 egg, separated
  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla
  • Raspberry or other pie filling (optional)

The first part is the cookie.

In one bowl, stir together the graham crackers, flour, and baking powder.

Then, in another bowl, you want to beat the butter and the brown sugar. Once those are combined, add the egg white and mix it until combined.

Butter, Bronw Sugar and the Egg White.

For the next part, you gradually add the graham cracker mix to the brown sugar mix. You'll know when its all combined together, when you can make a ball with it.

The second part is the cheesecake filling.

For this you beat the cream cheese, egg yolk, sugar, and vanilla until its all nice and smooth.

The last part is bringing it all together into an awesome cookie.

The first step is to scoop the graham cracker dough onto a cookie sheet. I used an ice cream scoop.

Once they are all scooped, the second step is to shape them into bowls.

The third step is to add the cheesecake filling. Now, this could be the last step, if you want a nice  vanilla cheesecake cookie.

Or you can add a little raspberry pie filing before you put the cookies in the oven. We've had them both ways and I think everyone prefers them with the raspberry filling. It's up to you... why not try both?

The next step is to bake them. They bake at 350°F for about 12 minutes or until the cookies are golden and the filling is barely set. Once they were cooled, we stored them in the fridge. This cookie really blows the boring cookies out of the water at parties, be prepared and bring a couple of copies of the recipe to share with others :-).


This recipe gets 5 out of 5 cat whiskers!
The original recipe can be found here.

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