Friday, October 1, 2010

Week 1--Cheesecake Cookies

I know it seem crazy to be talking about Christmas already, but I believe that you can never have too many cookies around the holidays. You may remember last year there was only a handful of us that baked, but I am so excited that this year we have close to 30 of us baking along...I can hardly stand myself thinking of all the cookies that will be made!







We are a family of cheesecake lovers, what better way to start off the first week with a cheesecake cookie? No better time than the present I say. I liked these cookies and will probably make these for my goodie trays this year. The texture reminded me of shortbread with a little tanginess (is that a word?!) from the cream cheese that is added. You could also roll these in any type of coating you want, I chose to go basic with graham cracker crumbs. You could also put some chocolate in the middle..I may go with a rolo candy in the middle the next time. The possibilities are endless on topping/filling combinations. Happy Cookie Baking!!!



Cheesecake Cookies



3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
3 ounces cream cheese
2/3 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups All-Purpose Flour
Graham Cracker Crumbs, for coating



Preheat oven to 375 degrees.



In a large bowl, beat together butter, cream cheese, and sugar. Mix in vanilla extract. Stir in the flour until well combined.



Scoop the dough and form into 1" balls. Roll in graham cracker crumbs so cookie is covered.



Place covered cookie balls onto the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until the edges are golden and the tops are slightly puffed.


Week 1 Twelve Weeks of Christmast:

60 comments:

Lisa said...

Oh I love these cookies. I once had them with a little blueberry pie filling in the middle and they were awesome. Great first pick.

Randi said...

Great minds think alike! My first cookies are going to be pumpkin cheesecake. :)

RJ Flamingo said...

Tanginess is a very good word. :-)) And these look exceptional! Going to get mine up on Saturday! Promise!

Jennifer said...

Yay here we go! I've never had cheesecake cookies, these sound melt in your mouth yummy!!!

Bethie said...

Oh yum!!!! Those look awesome.

Pam said...

You had me at cheesecake! They look great! Thank you for sharing these - they sound perfect for us, too! I am so glad that I found this group!

Barbara Bakes said...

Wow - 30 bakers. How great! Cheesecake cookies sound like a cookie I could love!

Brenda said...

Wow, I've never heard or seen cheesecake cookies - what a great recipe! They sound delicious and I like the idea of a rolo in the middle. Yum!! Thanks for sharing.

Brenda said...

Wow, I've never heard or seen cheesecake cookies - what a great recipe! They sound delicious and I like the idea of a rolo in the middle. Yum!! Thanks for sharing.

Amanda said...

These sound amazing! I did Apple Chip cookies earlier this week and now I'm thinking that Apple Cheesecake Cookies might be in order!

meettheswans said...

Is it too late to join? I would love to enter the group... let me know and I'll get a cookie post up today!

Megan said...

Oh my goodness, how we have grown. I'm so excited to see all these cookies. And what a pick you did for your first cookie. Lovely! I bet a Rolo would be killer in the middle!
Dont you just love the blog hop linky link?

Barbara said...

I would love to join in, April, but I know I will get sidetracked and not post one a week! :)
However, I am posting a cookie in a couple days and will link to your site, in case anyone else is interested.

Your cookies look delish and it's going to be fun to check out all the links as the 12 weeks pass!

Megan said...

Awesome choice, April!

I was able to add myself to the link, but am I supposed to have the same set up on my post? Help!

Tracy said...

Looks yummy, April!

jose manuel said...

Que ricas galletas con queso. Saludos

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

Cheesecake cookies? Really? Wow!!

Steph said...

I have never even heard of these cookies! But I really want one!

Tracy said...

CHEESECAKE in a cookie, oh my goodness! Yum!!

Joy said...

I love the cookies. I would love to participate.

Stephanie said...

I will have my post up tonight, promise!!

Cara! said...

Love, Love the 12 weeks of Christmas! Found you from Fake Ginger and will hopefully link up tomorrow!

Avril said...

Oh my word! - I didn't realize we have 30 bakers that are part of this group!!!! - I'm soooo excited!

I adore the fact that your family loves Cheesecake! - my kind of family!

Your cookies look wonderful!!! :-)

Jamie said...

April,
I absolutely love cheesecake and I'm sure I would love these cookies. Never had a cheesecake cookie before. I'm so glad I joined the group this year and thank you for organizing it and to Barbara for setting up the Linky tool. That feature is awesome!

Mary said...

These look incredible!! Yum :) I'll definitely have to give these a try over Christmas.

Oh, and I'm sorry the Dark Chocolate Macaroons showed up three times in the little tab pictures. I promise I didn't do that on purpose. :/

Mary said...

These look so delicious! I never thought to make cheesecake into cookies before- I'll definitely have to give them a try come Christmas. :)

Oh, and sorry for the Dark Chocolate Macaroon thumbnail showing up three times..I'm not quite sure what happened there..

Katrina said...

It's been killing me to not have been able to stop by all these 12 Weeks blog until now, but here I am and yum to cheesecake cookies. I'd never really heard of these and you're right--so many possibilities. I'll have to make these for sure.

Ingrid said...

Mmmm, these sounds interesting! Can't believe it's time to holiday bake!
~ingrid

Melynda said...

I can't get over the amazing idea of cheesecake cookies...wow...I need to make these because these sound like the greatest invention ever.

Bree said...

why didn't I think of this amazing cookie?

Trisha said...

What a fabulous idea! Cheesecake cookies - love it ... am glad you chose this one. Can't wait to see what you'll come up with next.
This bake-along was a great idea. I already have loads of recipes bookmarked but some of the ones that have already come up are new to me. Thank you for letting me be a part of this.

Sportsgirl said...

Oh man.. cheesecake in a cookie!

Barbara said...

OK April, I linked my cookie to your post. Hope you get some additions to your cookies bakers!

amanda @ fake ginger said...

Oh my goodness! Cheesecake in cookie form? Yes please! I want to try them!

Thanks for hosting the 12 weeks! I'm so excited that I found you guys and can't wait to see what everyone comes up with during the next 11 weeks!

Katy said...

These sound great! I'm definitely going to have to try them. Thank you so much for hosting this group. I love it! I'm having fun and can't wait to see what everyone else continues to share!!

Cooking with Chip said...

Cheesecake is my absolute favorite dessert! I cannot wait to try these... I'm not a big grahm cracker fan so I think I will roll them in nilla wafers, which is what I usually make my cheesecake crust from! Yum, I am so excited!

Sweet and Savory said...

Hi, What a problem. I could not get the link to work. It kept telling me there is a problem. I see, there are now three links. Would you leave the first and remove the other two?


I can't wait to visit the others. These cookies look great.

I am sorry that happened.

ceo a\'s draiocht said...

April - Thanks for hosting this Christmas blog hop! Your cookies look amazing.

Maggie
http://ceodraiocht.wordpress.com/

Julie said...

I love how puffy looking they are...yum :)

chayacomfycook said...

You started us off with a wonderful cookie. I am glad you are doing this. I have a great collection of cookies to try and to add to my favorites. This is a fun collection. Thanks for hosting.

Christy said...

Oh my gosh! Those LOOK AMAZING! I can't wait to try out this recipe!

Marcellina said...

What delicous cookies! And what a great group. Cookie baking for Christmas is not such a tradition in Australia but I'd love to join if it's not to late! Is that possible?

Kate H. said...

I'm so happy to have found your blog. I LOVE Christmas and everything to do with it. It's never too early for Christmas. I can't wait to see all of the recipes everyone has!

As for the recipe. I. must. try. it! My dad & Husband are obsessed with cheesecake!

Kate H. said...

I'm so happy to have found your blog. I LOVE Christmas and everything to do with it. It's never too early for Christmas. I can't wait to see all of the recipes everyone has!

As for the recipe. I. must. try. it! My dad & Husband are obsessed with cheesecake!

vanillabeanbaker said...

I wish I had the time to join in this party but I certainly will be following along. Should one ever need a cookie recipe warehouse it's right here on your blog! Great idea, best wishes for a wonderful 12 weeks.

Gloria said...

love these cookies fantastic and delicious recipe! gloria

Michelle said...

All I can say is....A.MA.ZING!!!!

by Pegg Thomas said...

YUM! Just took the last sheet out of the oven. Love how they smell and they taste just as good. I made a thumbprint in the cookies and added 1/2 tsp of raspberry jam and baked them that way. Oh... yeah!

MiMi Johnson said...

This sounds YUMMY! I'm going to try this out.

Lovestobake34 said...

To me these were more like a cream cheese shortbread.

Cindy Moranec said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
The Mrs./The Mom said...

I made these today (minus the graham crackercoating) and they were pretty good! Definitely more of a shortbread though. I will be making them again but next time with way less flour. Thanks for posting!

1hppymomof4 said...

I made these just now and they taste great but stayed in the form of a ball...did not flatten out as in the picture...any ideas what I did wrong? Thx

Jules said...

I agree on the shortbread comments; they turned out drier than I thought. Next time, either more cream cheese or less flour (what do you think?) To add a little excitement, I drizzled on a cinnamon glaze (just some quick mixing of water, powdered sugar, and cinnamon) and it added some flavor. They're almost like a breakfast scone now! I renamed them to English Doodle Buttons instead! thanks for the idea though!

Jules Malley said...

http://julesmalley.blogspot.com/2013/02/hiatus-ended.html Did your cookies here!

krista storoy said...

These look delicious and super easy to make! I am going to try them very soon!

Marcy Tanniru said...

Can anyone tell me how many cookies this will get me? I'm about to try the recipe out for a cookie swap this year. Thanks!

Rachel Lawrence said...

These sound so yummy!! How much does this yield?

youssef kabbaj said...

It gave me great quinces, and the recipe that I am not happy, I am very grabs! thank you in advance
I board a good recipe already dealt a site like this http://le-couscous-marocain.com

Peanut5131984 said...

I followed the exact recipe and these stayed in ball form. Has anyone actually made these and not just commented saying they look good and have to try?

Friday, October 1, 2010

Week 1--Cheesecake Cookies

I know it seem crazy to be talking about Christmas already, but I believe that you can never have too many cookies around the holidays. You may remember last year there was only a handful of us that baked, but I am so excited that this year we have close to 30 of us baking along...I can hardly stand myself thinking of all the cookies that will be made!







We are a family of cheesecake lovers, what better way to start off the first week with a cheesecake cookie? No better time than the present I say. I liked these cookies and will probably make these for my goodie trays this year. The texture reminded me of shortbread with a little tanginess (is that a word?!) from the cream cheese that is added. You could also roll these in any type of coating you want, I chose to go basic with graham cracker crumbs. You could also put some chocolate in the middle..I may go with a rolo candy in the middle the next time. The possibilities are endless on topping/filling combinations. Happy Cookie Baking!!!



Cheesecake Cookies



3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
3 ounces cream cheese
2/3 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups All-Purpose Flour
Graham Cracker Crumbs, for coating



Preheat oven to 375 degrees.



In a large bowl, beat together butter, cream cheese, and sugar. Mix in vanilla extract. Stir in the flour until well combined.



Scoop the dough and form into 1" balls. Roll in graham cracker crumbs so cookie is covered.



Place covered cookie balls onto the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until the edges are golden and the tops are slightly puffed.


Week 1 Twelve Weeks of Christmast:

60 comments:

Lisa said...

Oh I love these cookies. I once had them with a little blueberry pie filling in the middle and they were awesome. Great first pick.

Randi said...

Great minds think alike! My first cookies are going to be pumpkin cheesecake. :)

RJ Flamingo said...

Tanginess is a very good word. :-)) And these look exceptional! Going to get mine up on Saturday! Promise!

Jennifer said...

Yay here we go! I've never had cheesecake cookies, these sound melt in your mouth yummy!!!

Bethie said...

Oh yum!!!! Those look awesome.

Pam said...

You had me at cheesecake! They look great! Thank you for sharing these - they sound perfect for us, too! I am so glad that I found this group!

Barbara Bakes said...

Wow - 30 bakers. How great! Cheesecake cookies sound like a cookie I could love!

Brenda said...

Wow, I've never heard or seen cheesecake cookies - what a great recipe! They sound delicious and I like the idea of a rolo in the middle. Yum!! Thanks for sharing.

Brenda said...

Wow, I've never heard or seen cheesecake cookies - what a great recipe! They sound delicious and I like the idea of a rolo in the middle. Yum!! Thanks for sharing.

Amanda said...

These sound amazing! I did Apple Chip cookies earlier this week and now I'm thinking that Apple Cheesecake Cookies might be in order!

meettheswans said...

Is it too late to join? I would love to enter the group... let me know and I'll get a cookie post up today!

Megan said...

Oh my goodness, how we have grown. I'm so excited to see all these cookies. And what a pick you did for your first cookie. Lovely! I bet a Rolo would be killer in the middle!
Dont you just love the blog hop linky link?

Barbara said...

I would love to join in, April, but I know I will get sidetracked and not post one a week! :)
However, I am posting a cookie in a couple days and will link to your site, in case anyone else is interested.

Your cookies look delish and it's going to be fun to check out all the links as the 12 weeks pass!

Megan said...

Awesome choice, April!

I was able to add myself to the link, but am I supposed to have the same set up on my post? Help!

Tracy said...

Looks yummy, April!

jose manuel said...

Que ricas galletas con queso. Saludos

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

Cheesecake cookies? Really? Wow!!

Steph said...

I have never even heard of these cookies! But I really want one!

Tracy said...

CHEESECAKE in a cookie, oh my goodness! Yum!!

Joy said...

I love the cookies. I would love to participate.

Stephanie said...

I will have my post up tonight, promise!!

Cara! said...

Love, Love the 12 weeks of Christmas! Found you from Fake Ginger and will hopefully link up tomorrow!

Avril said...

Oh my word! - I didn't realize we have 30 bakers that are part of this group!!!! - I'm soooo excited!

I adore the fact that your family loves Cheesecake! - my kind of family!

Your cookies look wonderful!!! :-)

Jamie said...

April,
I absolutely love cheesecake and I'm sure I would love these cookies. Never had a cheesecake cookie before. I'm so glad I joined the group this year and thank you for organizing it and to Barbara for setting up the Linky tool. That feature is awesome!

Mary said...

These look incredible!! Yum :) I'll definitely have to give these a try over Christmas.

Oh, and I'm sorry the Dark Chocolate Macaroons showed up three times in the little tab pictures. I promise I didn't do that on purpose. :/

Mary said...

These look so delicious! I never thought to make cheesecake into cookies before- I'll definitely have to give them a try come Christmas. :)

Oh, and sorry for the Dark Chocolate Macaroon thumbnail showing up three times..I'm not quite sure what happened there..

Katrina said...

It's been killing me to not have been able to stop by all these 12 Weeks blog until now, but here I am and yum to cheesecake cookies. I'd never really heard of these and you're right--so many possibilities. I'll have to make these for sure.

Ingrid said...

Mmmm, these sounds interesting! Can't believe it's time to holiday bake!
~ingrid

Melynda said...

I can't get over the amazing idea of cheesecake cookies...wow...I need to make these because these sound like the greatest invention ever.

Bree said...

why didn't I think of this amazing cookie?

Trisha said...

What a fabulous idea! Cheesecake cookies - love it ... am glad you chose this one. Can't wait to see what you'll come up with next.
This bake-along was a great idea. I already have loads of recipes bookmarked but some of the ones that have already come up are new to me. Thank you for letting me be a part of this.

Sportsgirl said...

Oh man.. cheesecake in a cookie!

Barbara said...

OK April, I linked my cookie to your post. Hope you get some additions to your cookies bakers!

amanda @ fake ginger said...

Oh my goodness! Cheesecake in cookie form? Yes please! I want to try them!

Thanks for hosting the 12 weeks! I'm so excited that I found you guys and can't wait to see what everyone comes up with during the next 11 weeks!

Katy said...

These sound great! I'm definitely going to have to try them. Thank you so much for hosting this group. I love it! I'm having fun and can't wait to see what everyone else continues to share!!

Cooking with Chip said...

Cheesecake is my absolute favorite dessert! I cannot wait to try these... I'm not a big grahm cracker fan so I think I will roll them in nilla wafers, which is what I usually make my cheesecake crust from! Yum, I am so excited!

Sweet and Savory said...

Hi, What a problem. I could not get the link to work. It kept telling me there is a problem. I see, there are now three links. Would you leave the first and remove the other two?


I can't wait to visit the others. These cookies look great.

I am sorry that happened.

ceo a\'s draiocht said...

April - Thanks for hosting this Christmas blog hop! Your cookies look amazing.

Maggie
http://ceodraiocht.wordpress.com/

Julie said...

I love how puffy looking they are...yum :)

chayacomfycook said...

You started us off with a wonderful cookie. I am glad you are doing this. I have a great collection of cookies to try and to add to my favorites. This is a fun collection. Thanks for hosting.

Christy said...

Oh my gosh! Those LOOK AMAZING! I can't wait to try out this recipe!

Marcellina said...

What delicous cookies! And what a great group. Cookie baking for Christmas is not such a tradition in Australia but I'd love to join if it's not to late! Is that possible?

Kate H. said...

I'm so happy to have found your blog. I LOVE Christmas and everything to do with it. It's never too early for Christmas. I can't wait to see all of the recipes everyone has!

As for the recipe. I. must. try. it! My dad & Husband are obsessed with cheesecake!

Kate H. said...

I'm so happy to have found your blog. I LOVE Christmas and everything to do with it. It's never too early for Christmas. I can't wait to see all of the recipes everyone has!

As for the recipe. I. must. try. it! My dad & Husband are obsessed with cheesecake!

vanillabeanbaker said...

I wish I had the time to join in this party but I certainly will be following along. Should one ever need a cookie recipe warehouse it's right here on your blog! Great idea, best wishes for a wonderful 12 weeks.

Gloria said...

love these cookies fantastic and delicious recipe! gloria

Michelle said...

All I can say is....A.MA.ZING!!!!

by Pegg Thomas said...

YUM! Just took the last sheet out of the oven. Love how they smell and they taste just as good. I made a thumbprint in the cookies and added 1/2 tsp of raspberry jam and baked them that way. Oh... yeah!

MiMi Johnson said...

This sounds YUMMY! I'm going to try this out.

Lovestobake34 said...

To me these were more like a cream cheese shortbread.

Cindy Moranec said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
The Mrs./The Mom said...

I made these today (minus the graham crackercoating) and they were pretty good! Definitely more of a shortbread though. I will be making them again but next time with way less flour. Thanks for posting!

1hppymomof4 said...

I made these just now and they taste great but stayed in the form of a ball...did not flatten out as in the picture...any ideas what I did wrong? Thx

Jules said...

I agree on the shortbread comments; they turned out drier than I thought. Next time, either more cream cheese or less flour (what do you think?) To add a little excitement, I drizzled on a cinnamon glaze (just some quick mixing of water, powdered sugar, and cinnamon) and it added some flavor. They're almost like a breakfast scone now! I renamed them to English Doodle Buttons instead! thanks for the idea though!

Jules Malley said...

http://julesmalley.blogspot.com/2013/02/hiatus-ended.html Did your cookies here!

krista storoy said...

These look delicious and super easy to make! I am going to try them very soon!

Marcy Tanniru said...

Can anyone tell me how many cookies this will get me? I'm about to try the recipe out for a cookie swap this year. Thanks!

Rachel Lawrence said...

These sound so yummy!! How much does this yield?

youssef kabbaj said...

It gave me great quinces, and the recipe that I am not happy, I am very grabs! thank you in advance
I board a good recipe already dealt a site like this http://le-couscous-marocain.com

Peanut5131984 said...

I followed the exact recipe and these stayed in ball form. Has anyone actually made these and not just commented saying they look good and have to try?