Cheesecake Cookies

Cheesecake Cookies are certainly one of my favourite cookie recipes. They are so appropriate! Back when I created them in 2014, I dipped them in chocolate which made them even tastier. This updated model I decided to bypass the chocolate and instead supply them a nice coating of powdered sugar. These cookies have an ultra creamy texture that resembles a cheesecake, with the subtle taste of one.

Cheesecake Cookies (Re-do)

 

INGREDIENTS

  • 8 oz cream cheese room temperature
  • 1/2 cup butter room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Powdered Sugar

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone mats.
  • Beat cream cheese and butter together at high speed until fluffy and smooth; 1-2 minutes. Add sugar to the butter mixture and beat until fully incorporated and fluffy; 1-2 minutes. Beat in the eggs and vanilla; 1 minute.
  • In a separate, medium-sized bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture and stir just until incorporated. Do not over-mix.
  • Drop by rounded tablespoons onto the prepared baking sheets about 2 inches apart; batter will be sticky. *You can put the batter in the fridge for 10-20 minutes to help it firm up a bit.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 10-11 minutes. Cookies should be light in color, not browned, and just starting to brown on the bottom. *Length of baking time may vary from oven to oven.
  • Cool cookies on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • If desired, sprinkle with powdered sugar or dip in chocolate once cooled.

NOTES

  • The vanilla smooths out the flavor, but for a more tart, cheesy flavor, add a teaspoon of lemon juice or no extracts at all.
  • Do not overbake. This can cause the cookies to come out more dry and biscuit like.
  • Nutritional values and calorie count is per cookie.
  • These cookies do not need to be refrigerated. Store at room temperature in a sealed container.
  • For more tips, be sure to read the FAQs in the post.

NUTRITION

Calories: 87kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 64mg | Potassium: 35mg | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 145IU | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 0.4mg
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