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Chocolatey Cheesecake Cookies

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We think we’ve stumbled upon a stroke of sweet genius with this absolutely amazing treat. There’s really no better way to combine two of our favorite guilty pleasures than putting chocolate and cheesecake together in a one cookie. At first glance these appear to be a simple chocolate cookie, but one bite reveals a hidden treasure – sweet cream cheese. Don’t gobble them up too quickly! These cookies are meant to be savored.

If you’re looking to step up your cookie game, we definitely recommend giving these a try. It’s hard to resist the heavenly combination of chocolatey sweetness and creamy filling. This is a great way to jazz up the usual cookie routine and makes for a unique bake sale item, something a little different from the usual chocolate chip or snickerdoodle. Go ahead and make yourself an extra special treat – we hope you enjoy them as much as we do!

Chocolatey Cheesecake Cookies

1 hour to prepare 16-20 cookies

Ingredients

  • Chocolate Cookie Ingredients:
  • 1 ⅔ cups all purpose flour
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Cream Cheese Filling:
  • 1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, room temperature and cubed
  • ⅓ cup powdered sugar
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Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 350º F and line a baking sheet with silicone baking mat or parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, salt and baking soda; set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, cream together butter and sugar until creamy. 2-3 minutes. Add egg and vanilla and continue mixing until just combined.
  4. With mixer on medium-low speed, slowly add flour, salt and baking soda, mixing until fully incorporated. Set aside.
  5. In a separate bowl, mix cream cheese and powdered sugar together. Refrigerate cookie dough and freeze the cream cheese for 15-20 minutes before moving on to the next step.
  6. Scoop a rounded tablespoonful of cookie dough and roll into a ball, then press ball flat to make a disk. In center of disk place a teaspoon-sized scoop of cream cheese mixture, also rolled into a ball, then wrap disk around cream cheese and roll into a ball.
  7. Place each cookie at least 1-inch apart on lined baking sheet.
  8. Bake for 12-15 minutes and cool before serving.

Recipe adapted from How Sweet Eats

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