It was a really good thing that I made these cookies. There was one (of many) holiday party at work that said it was optional to bring something. Well, I refuse to show up empty handed – and since I am an obsessive baker, I will use any opportunity to try something from my ‘to-bake’ list. It turns out I must be the only person that feels this way – because I was the only person to bring anything at all. Luckily the pizza and wings were provided – but I saved the day with these cookies for dessert.
I was skeptical of them though – since they had no egg, no baking soda or powder either. But they came out perfectly – what was I thinking – you can’t go wrong with Oreos or cheesecake.
O-R-E-O C-H-E-E-S-E-C-A-K-E C-O-O-K-I-E-S!
- 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
- 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
- 1 cup Oreo cookie sandwich crumbs (from about 8 Oreos)
1. Heat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat together the butter, cream cheese and salt on medium-low speed until smooth and creamy.
3. Gradually add the sugar and continue beating until the mixture is light and fluffy, 1-2 minutes. Beat in the vanilla, and then add the flour and mix on low just until combined. Mix in the chocolate chips.
4. Roll the dough into 1-inch balls. Drop the dough balls into a bowl of oreo cookie crumbs and roll to coat. Arrange the dough balls 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheets.
5. Bake the cookies for 8-10 minutes, until the edges just start to brown and the tops are set. Cool for a minute or two on the sheets, then transfer the cookies to wire racks and cool completely.
Source: The Way the Cookie Crumbles