Day 2 of Christmas Cookies: Cheesecake Cookies!

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Cheesecake Cookies

On a recent trip to Pennsylvania, I bought many packages of graham crackers for a great price at an Amish store. I didn’t want them to go stale, so I brainstormed ways to use them. This cookie recipe is one of the ways I used them, and I’m so glad I did! These cookies are delicious, especially with my homemade jelly in the center.

Ingredients:

1 cup (2 sticks) salted butter, softened

8 ounces cream cheese

3 tsps vanilla

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 cup powdered sugar

1/2 cup sugar

2 eggs

3 cups flour

2 tsps baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

Graham cracker crumbs

Favorite jam or jelly

Cream the butter, cream cheese and sugars together until creamy. Add in vanilla and one egg at a time, until blended.

In another bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt together. Slowly spoon the floured mixture into the butter/sugar mixture until all of the flour is incorporated. Using a small cookie scooper, scoop out dough and drop it into a bowl of graham cracker crumbs. Toss the dough to coat in crumbs and then place on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Using your finger, lightly press into the center of the ball to make an indentation that is half-way into the cookie. Be careful not to push too much and make the bottom too thin.

Spoon your favorite jam/jelly into a baggie. Snip off the corner of the baggie and squirt the jelly into the indentations on the cookies.

Bake at 350 for ten minutes. *Warning* the jelly will be HOT! Allow them to cool fully before enjoying.

One thought on “Day 2 of Christmas Cookies: Cheesecake Cookies!

  1. Pingback: Days 3 & 4- Taste of Christmas Sugar Cookies & S’mores | Jennifer Watson, Author

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