Halloween Cheesecake Cookies
If Mis7Up created a "monster" with her cheesecake cookies, then my Halloween version fits right in. Original recipe was wonderful but I am neither a big raspberry fan nor a fan of white chocolate, which I used as a substitute in the original recipe—I won't do that again. Whether you choose the raspberry or the orange, this is a yummy, soft cookie.
- Serves: 24 persons
- 1(8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
- 1large egg
- ½teaspoon orange extract
- 1(17.5 ounce) pouch sugar cookie mix
- 3drops orange food coloring, or as desired
- ⅔cup dark chocolate chips (such as Ghirardelli® 60% Cacao)
Step 1Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
Step 2Beat cream cheese in a bowl with an electric mixer until soft and fluffy. Beat in egg and orange extract until thoroughly combined. Mix in cookie mix, and then food coloring. Fold in chocolate chips.
Step 3Drop tablespoonfuls of dough 2 inches apart on the prepared cookie sheets and pat gently to flatten.
Step 4Bake in the preheated oven until the edges are light golden brown, 9 to 12 minutes, switching the racks halfway through. Remove to wire racks to cool.