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Birthday Cheesecake Cookies

Birthday Cheesecake Cookies

on Jul 27, 2017 |

 

It’s going to be a fun week of birthday celebrations around here! I figured I would share some of my favorite celebratory treats in honor of my upcoming birthday. I am ALL about cookies, which you have probably already figured out. I mean, it was the cookie that started my baking bug way back in the 1980’s.

 

 

These may look like ordinary sprinkle cookies, but they are hiding a secret! My newest birthday cookie recipe tastes like cheesecake and has NO butter!!! Yup, these are crazy good and super tender (especially after sitting over-night in an airtight container)

 

 

Birthday Cheesecake Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz block of cream cheese, softened (1 cup)
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp. clear vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 cups rainbow sprinkles

Directions:

  • In a mixer, beat cream cheese until smooth.
  • Add in shortening and beat 2 minutes, scraping sides of bowl.
  • Mix in sugar thoroughly.
  • Stir in eggs one at a time.
  • Followed by vanilla and salt
  • Mix in baking soda and flour a bit at a time (be sure to scrape sides intermittently)
  • Finally stir in rainbow sprinkles.
  • Scoop 2 tbsp. dough balls onto parchment paper and freeze for at least 4 hours.
  • It takes cream cheese based items longer to freeze, but be patient it will make your cookies prettier!
  • When cookie dough is frozen solid, preheat oven 375 degrees. Bake 15-20 minutes until edges are golden brown and tops should be poofy.