Friday, February 02, 2007

Cheesecake Cookies

After many rave reviews, and several bakings in the "test" kitchens across the country. It is only fitting that it be the first recipe of my cookbook in progress to be posted here.

I have in the past posted recipes that I have enjoyed by others, but this one is different since it in my own creation. Pleas leave feedback about what you like or dislike about this cookie so I can continue to improve it before the collection is published (sometime far, far in the future).

8 oz. neufchatel cheese (the 1/3rd less fat cream cheese)
¼ cup butter, softened
1 ½ cup brown sugar
1 TBSP vanilla
1 egg yolk
1 package (8) graham crackers
½ cup flour

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Mix together neufchatel cheese and butter
3. Add in sugar, blend till smooth
4. Stir in vanilla and egg yolk
5. Crush up graham crackers, till it is almost the consistency of flour

(some small chucks are fine).
6. Mix in graham crackers
7. Add flour, but be careful not to over blend
9. Line cookie sheets with foil (shiny side up).
10. Bake for 17 minutes
let cool fully before enjoying

Makes 24 cookies (12 per half sheet pan)

Oh and in case you were wondering where my "test" kitchens are located, they are across the country in various Pafo homes.