Chocolate Cream Cheese Cookies

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So many desserts to try, so little time!
     I use to be able to spend so much time on Pinterest when Girlie was younger and I was still breastfeeding. Now, I am lucky if I can sit down long enough to write out a blog entry! When she goes to bed (if that is even at a descent time), I take the time to edit my pictures for that day and prepare a rough draft of my blog post. That way, in the morning I only have a little touching up to do while I drink my tea. Then it is repeat of the previous day, usually involving some sort of baked good, while Girlie helps me in the kitchen.
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My mother-in-law treated me to the new chocolate Philadelphia cream cheese, and I knew I would be making a dessert with it. Chocolate on my bagels doesn’t sound appealing, as much as I love my chocolate bars! I had this recipe pinned a while ago for cheesecake cookies, and thought this would be the perfect time to try the new cream cheese.

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Chocolate Cream Cheese Cookies
 
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A puffy and delicate cookie that will melt in your mouth!
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Recipe type: Dessert, Cookies
Serves: 30 cookies
Ingredients
  • 4 oz (half a container) chocolate Philadelphia cream cheese, room temperature
  • ¾ cup butter, room temperature
  • ⅔ cup sugar
  • 2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • ⅛ tsp. salt
  • Topping:
  • 5 graham crackers
  • ¼ tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp. granulated sugar
Instructions
  1. In the bowl of your stand mixer, add the butter, cream cheese, and sugar. Beat until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Pour in vanilla and mix well. Sift together flour and salt and add to cream cheese mixture. Mix until just combined.
  2. Preheat oven 375F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Combine the topping ingredients into a Ziploc back and crush until the crackers are fine crumbs. Pour into a shallow bowl.
  3. Measure out the dough by the tablespoonful, rolling into balls. Roll the balls into the topping mixture and space evenly apart onto the baking sheet. I found my cookies really didn't lose their shape, so if you want to push the balls down a bit, they will still turn out.
  4. Place pan into oven and bake for about 10 minutes, or until slightly golden.

(Adapted from Pia Recipes)

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Fresh out of the oven, these guys were moist and tasty! I was worried that they would harden up as they cooled, but they held onto their moisture pretty well. A co-worker of my husband said the texture reminded him of doughnuts the following day. Not a bad thing, but since I didn’t have the chance to try them the following day, I can’t vouch for the description :)

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When I made these, I had doubled up the graham cracker topping. Way too much! I ended up having to throw out half the mixture, if not more. What I have listed in the ingredients should be the perfect amount. I also was lazy when it came to crushing the crackers, but you know what? The larger pieces of graham cracker on the cookies added a nice crunch, so it is really up to you or not (or whether you are lazy like myself!)

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  1. says

    Wow, these cookies are so puffy and absolutely gorgeous! I just wish I can reach in and grab one. Haha I will definitely try this recipe. Thank you for sharing.

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