Oh my sweet sweet goodness, how long was I going to stay away?
Let's just jump back into it though, shall we?
So I finally did it. I bought a new camera. It's a real grown-up lady type camera too. I am insanely excited about it and have been snapping shots of Cricket like even MORE of a nutball than usual, if you can imagine that. As you can see, she is quite photogenic.
But let's move onto more important things. Namely...Oreo cheesecake miraculously in cookie form and possibly a serious contender for the title of Most Delicious Cookie Dough Ever.
For serious. This stuff is soooo good. I mean sure, it's eggless so you don't get the thrill of adventure that comes with consuming raw egg product with reckless abandon, but hey. They couldn't be PERFECT now could they? Just kidding. They're pretty close.
My pictures are still a little rough. I'm still learning to use this thing. I got a T3 Canon Rebel by the way. I'm not sure what the T3 part means, but in case you do...there you go!
Oreo Cream Cheese Cookies
(makes about 3-4 dozen, adapted from Brown Eyed Baker)
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
6 oz cream cheese, room temperature
2 cups granulated sugar
2 tsp vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup mini dark chocolate chips
2 cups Oreo crumbles
Preheat oven to 375, line a cookie sheet with parchment. I have found that parchment keeps the cookies from spreading too much, as they tend to do on a greased pan or a silpat.
In the bowl of a stand mixer on medium speed, cream together butter and cream cheese until thoroughly combined.
Add sugar and vanilla, mix well.
Add flour one cup at a time and mix on low just until combined. Stir in chocolate chips with a rubber spatula.
Pour Oreo crumbles into a bowl. Scoop dough out and roll into roughly 1.5'' balls, then roll in cookie crumbles, coating thoroughly. Be sure to cover the dough balls really well in crumbs, as this is what holds the cookie together while baking. Space cookies about 1-2'' apart on sheet. Bake on center rack about 14-15 minutes and allow to cool on sheet several minutes before removing to wire rack to cool completely.