Thursday, April 26, 2012

oreo cheesecake cookies

 The Cheesecake Factory's menu is like a mini-novel, and sometimes it can be overwhelming to choose from their seemingly never-ending list of cheesecakes. Although I will sometimes venture out and try out new flavors, I always seem to go back to the Oreo cheesecake. You just can't go wrong with it. The simple combination of crunchy Oreo cookies against the sweet, cream cheese goodness is unbeatable. Alas, cheesecake is a time-consuming and not very portable dessert, i.e. not good for bake sales or sharing. But what if I told you you could create this decadent treat in the form of a cookie. Enticed yet? These soft, chewy cookies taste just like cheesecake and are rolled in Oreo crumbs. A cookie rolled in cookies. What's not to love?
With love, Erica
Fresh from the oven.

Oreo Cheesecake Cookies
Ingredients
½ cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
3 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
½ cup mini chocolate chips
1 cup Oreo cookie crumbs

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
2. In a mixing bowl, cream together the butter and cream cheese on medium speed until smooth and well-combined.
3. Add the sugar and vanilla extract and mix until the ingredients are well-combined. Add the flour and mix on low until the flour is incorporated. Stir in the mini chocolate chips with a rubber spatula.
4. Place the Oreo cookie crumbs in a small bowl. Scoop the cookies into about 1½ to 2″ balls and then roll in the cookie crumbs. Place the cookie balls on the baking sheet. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until the edges are golden and the tops are slightly puffed.
5. Cool on the pan for 2 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container.

(Adapted from Brown Eyed Baker)

14 comments:

  1. This is an amazing idea!! They look deilcious... pinning!

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  2. How many cookies does this make? Thinking of making them tomorrow :)

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    1. This recipe makes about 12-14 cookies, but you could always double the batch!

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  3. I just blogged about these, they were amazing! :) It's here if you're interested: http://amuse-your-bouche.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/oreo-cheesecake-cookies.html#

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    1. I checked out your post and they look amazing! Thank you so much for featuring me on your blog! I would love it if you shared some of your recipes with me too -- I was looking through your blog and they all look so delicious, I couldn't pick just one! Maybe you can e-mail me one of your favorites and we can swap recipes?

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  4. I made these today ^_^. They were great, everyone thought they tasted good.

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    1. I'm so glad to hear! These cookies are always a hit! If you have any pictures of how they turned out I would love to see!

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    2. Oh I do have one picture, I will send it to you when I get home :).

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    3. Yay! I would love to see them -- you can send it to cannellavita@gmail.com

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  5. Oh. My. Lord.

    I have no words to describe this. :-)
    THANK YOU for sharing :)

    Aysha @ www.thecreativemuslimah.blogspot.com

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    1. Of course! I am glad you liked it! I am going to check out your blog as well! Thanks for sharing your link with me!

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