Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Oreo Cheesecake Cookies

My computer has been out of operation this last week and a half, but in the meantime I was able to get some good stuff ready to share. For our sunday school class at church my husband teaches and I get to make treats. Pretty sweet deal, right? Oh yea, that and try to tame our crazy child which makes things fair. I've had this recipe bookmarked to make for a really long time now but never got around to it. I actually started out making something else but it was disasterous and I ended up tossing the whole pan, hate when that happens. After spending so much time on that I wanted something quick and easy, and this was just that. It really is like 2 cookies in 1 and they all got eaten so I guess that's a good sign!
Oreo Cheesecake Cookies

1/2 cup of (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
3 ounces of Philadelphia Cream Cheese
1 cup of sugar
1 tsp. of vanilla extract
1 cup of all-purpose flour
1/2 cup of mini chocolate chips
1 cup of oreo cookie sandwich crumbs
1/2 cup of white chocolate chips, melted (optional)

Preheat oven to 375 and line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
In a large bowl, cream together the butter and cream cheese using a hand mixer until they are well combined.
Add the sugar and vanilla and mix until ingredients are well combined. Add the flour and mix on low until the flour is incorporated. Stir in mini chocolate chips.
Scoop the dough into 1″ balls and roll in oreo cookie crumbs so cookie is covered. Place covered cookie balls onto the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until the edges are golden and the tops are slightly puffed.
Cool on the pan for two minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool. Once cool, drizzle cookies with melted white chocolate. Follow TawnyAlexander on Twitter