I’ll be the first to admit it. I am new to the corporate world and the idea of having holiday cookie swaps. While I may be new to the idea, it doesn’t mean that I don’t like the idea especially considering the fact that I love cookies. They have been my downfall ever since I was a young kid. That being said, when emails started being passed around my company talking about this big event tomorrow, I began to think of cookie ideas that will blow everyone away. I struggled to come up with an idea until my cube-mate suggested Oreo Cheesecake Cookies.
I am currently writing this blog post as the cookies are baking in the oven. I am anticipating these cookies tasting amazing because, well, it’s cheesecake and Oreo’s. How much better can it get?
Oreo Cheesecake Cookies
Servings: Three Dozen Cookies
Prep Time: 20 minutes
BakeTime: 15 minutes per Dozen cookies
- 2½ cups Crushed Oreo Cookies (equates to roughly 30 cookies)
- 9 oz. Cream Cheese
- 1½ cups cups Unsalted Butter
- 3 cups Granulated Sugar
- 3 tsp. Vanilla Extract
- 3 cups Al-Purpose Flour
- 1½ cups Chocolate Chips
-Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees and prepare baking pan with either parchment paper of aluminum foil.
-Crush your cookies by placing them in a Ziploc bag and using the back of a wooden spoon to break them down. It will take roughly 12 cookies per cup once crushed. Put these in a bowl and set aside.
-In a large mixing bowl, combine the butter and cream cheese and blend on medium until mixed well. Once mixture is smooth, add vanilla extract and sugar and mix until mixture is mixed well. Add flour to mixture and mix on low until well blended and then add chocolate chips (which can also be left out of recipe if you’d rather not have the extra chocolate).
-Take your cookie mixture and scoop into balls around 1½ to 2 inches and drop into cookie crumb bowl. Use your best chef flipping skill to cover mixture completely in cookie crumbs. Place your cookie balls onto your baking pan, leaving enough room between to expand.
-Bake for 12-15 minutes. Let cool on pan for several minutes before transferring to cooling rack.
I hope you enjoy these cookies and consider using them for you cookie swap this holiday season. On a side note, pre-orders for the Men Cook Too cookbook are available now in the Men Cook Too store. Other items in the store include wine glasses and corkscrews, all of which would make for great additions to any bar.