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Easy Cream Cheese Cookies
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These cream cheese cookies are so easy you’re going to feel like you’re cheating
L ast month on Facebook I asked what kind of recipes You wanted to see more of this month. I got lots of requests for healthy recipes, seasonal fruit recipes and EASY recipes.
Ask and you shall receive.
You know that my philosophy here on the CC – Quick, Easy and with a lot of Flavor.
It’s no secret that I love sweets….but did you know just how much I LOVE anything and everything cream cheese related??
Whenever I see anything with cream cheese I just have to look at it,
…and then make it,
…and then try a bite of it,
…and then eat the whole thing.
Cream cheese desserts are just one of those things I have a really hard time saying no to.
But I’ve never had cream cheese in… cookie. And to be quite honest, I never thought I could actually eat cream cheese in a sugar cookie.
So, last week instead of making a cream cheese dessert I made a cream cheese cookies. And I’m happy to tell you that it was a more than worthwhile experiment. The result is a soft, chewy, irresistible cookie and easy and did I mention EASY?
They’re super simple to make, and it’s EASY to eat more than one!
These cream cheese cookies are so easy you’re going to feel like you’re cheating …
Chocolate Chip Cookie Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
You are probably not alone if you questioned my sanity when you read this post’s title. But, if you enjoyed other sweet and salty desserts (like salted caramel or chocolate covered pretzels) and other cheesy desserts (like cream cheese frosting or cheesecake), pairing chocolate chip cookies with melted cheese isn’t such a huge stretch. Chocolate chip cookies and melted cheese are a mash-up that was meant to be; the stretchy, oozey cheese and the melty chocolate chips together are a playground for your palate.
What’s best is that chocolate chip cookie grilled cheese sandwiches are super easy to make, so even if you don’t like them, you won’t have wasted hours of time or lots of money.
How to Make Chocolate Chip Cookie Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
- Two similarly-sized chocolate chip cookies per sandwich – Use your favorite recipe or one of mine, such as brown butter praline chocolate chip cookies or chocolate chip cookies I made with cacao nibs.
- Cheese that melts well – You can use classic American cheese or get fancy. The cheese in the photo is herve mons pave du norde. I hadn’t heard of it before I made the cookies. I asked a cheesemonger at Whole Foods what would work best in a chocolate chip cookie grilled cheese sandwich. While I got quite the look for that question, she gave me a fantastic recommendation. My cookies were not very salty and the cheese was incredibly salty, yielding a perfect pairing.
- Preheat oven to 350 F.
- Cut cheese into thin slices and place between two cookies.
- Place cookie sandwiches onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Bake for five minutes or until cheese is melted.
Tip: This method works even better if the cookies are still hot from the oven. The cheese will melt very quickly and you may not even have to put the cookies in the oven.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Grilled Cheese Sandwich Version 2
In my original concept for chocolate chip cookie grilled cheese sandwiches, I grilled the chocolate chip cookie dough instead of starting with baked chocolate chip cookies. I cooked two small balls of chocolate chip cookie dough on a hot griddle, flattening them as they were cooking. They ended up looking a bit like pancakes. When the first side was done, I flipped them and let them cook a little longer. Then, I topped one of the cookies with cheese and pressed the other one on top to make a sandwich.
The flaw in this method was that middle of the cookie didn’t always get cooked before the edges started to burn. If you like underdone chocolate chip cookies, this may not be such a problem for you. The gooey cookies with crispy edges and gobs of chocolate may be just what you are looking for.
Thinking about making grilled cheese with cookies instead of bread opens up a whole world of possibilities. What other types of cookies do you think would work well, and which cheese would you use? Leave me a comment and let me know!
You are probably not alone if you questioned my sanity when you read this post's title. But, if you enjoyed other sweet and salty desserts (like salted