We are just going to go ahead and stretch this Valentine's Day out alllllll month long! Hey why not, right?
That wasn't really my plan, however when I posted these cookies on my Instagram stories last week, I had so many requests for the recipe.
Now, these cookies are not usually pink, but I added a little food coloring to make them festive for Love Day. Also, I used Oreo's, but really any "crushable" cookie would work. I'm thinking that a Nutter Butter cookie would be delicious in them. They have a sugar cookie/cream cheese base, so I don't think you can go wrong with the cookie that you choose. I just love all things cookies and cream, so I went this route.
1. 4 ounces of cream cheese; softened
2. 8 TBSP salted butter; at room temperature
3. 3/4 cup of white sugar
4. 1 cup + 2 TBSP all-purpose flour
5. 10-15 Oreo cookies; broken/crushed into chunks
**I used Oreo's but again you can swap this up. I also added red food coloring, but only because it was Valentine's Day.**
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. Beat cream cheese and butter until light and fluffy; scraping down the sides as needed.
3. Add sugar and beat well.
4. Add in the flour, just a small bit at a time. Beat in on low speed.
5. Fold in the cookies.
6. Because this is a cheesecake base, the dough is a little "greasier" feeling than normal cookie dough. That is normal.
**Cover and keep dough in the fridge in between baking. My oven is small so I can only bake so many at a time. Keeping the dough cold helps when working with it.**
7. Scoop out 2 TBSP sized balls of dough and roll them into balls. Once placed on the baking sheet, lightly flatten them out into more of a cookie shape.
8. Bake 10-12 minutes, or until the began to look a little golden on the sides/bottom. They will be pretty "doughy" still, but that is okay! That cool into a soft cookie :)
9. Enjoy!!! This makes a small batch of cookies. I quadrupled the recipe for my son's teachers gifts. I do recommend a standing mixer if you start multiplying this recipe because this dough is cheesecake thick! You might burn up a hand mixer making larger batches!
Happy Love Month!