Bridles & Baubles

Oreo Cheesecake Cookies

Oreo claims it's milk's favorite cookie but when combined in a chocolate chip cheesecake cookie it becomes a powerhouse and replaces itself as milk's and my husband's favorite cookie. I made these last night for Valentine's Day and boy are they amazing! Mini chocolate chips, crushed Oreos and cream cheese in the dough combine to make an addictive gooey, crunchy cookie full of flavor. Fair warning, you will want to eat the whole batch in one sitting! Pace yourself or plan to give a few away to your friends, family and/or co-workers. They are particularly good when enjoyed with a tall, icy glass of milk.

Ingredients:

3/4 cup butter (1 1/2 sticks), room temperature
3 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
1 cup sugar
1 egg yolk
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups All-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup crushed Oreo's
3/4 cup mini chocolate chips

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 

Cream the butter, cream cheese and sugar together in the bowl of an electric mixer. Add in the egg yolk and vanilla. Mix until combined. Slowly add in the flour and salt until just combined. Fold in the crushed Oreo's and mini chocolate chips.

Scoop heaping tablespoonfuls of dough onto the prepared cookie sheets. Gently press down with the back of a spoon to flatten a bit. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until edges are slightly golden.

If you don't use Silpat Cookie Sheet Liners when making cookies, I highly recommend you give it a try. It keeps your cookies from sticking to the sheet and helps them bake evenly.