Monday, March 11, 2013

lemon blueberry cheesecake cookies.

[adapted from http://hotpolkadot.com/2011/08/18/its-12am-do-you-know-where-your-cookies-are/]





I had no idea what dessert to make for our life group so I let Grant decide. He LOVES cream cheese, fruity dessert, and cheesecake so he picked these blueberry lemon cheesecake cookies.  I'm not a huge fan of fruity desserts but I even liked these.  They are cakey yet chewy yet doughy all at the same time.  You just have to try these for yourself.  If you are a cheesecake lover or even just a cream cheese lover, these cookies are for you!



INGREDIENTS-


1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
Zest of 1 lemon
3 tbsp lemon juice
2 eggs
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
3 cup flour
1 cup blueberries
1/2 pkg cream cheese, cut into 1 tsp cubes



INSTRUCTIONS -
1.  Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and position a rack in the center. Line your baking sheets with parchment paper and set them aside.
2. In a large bowl with an electric mixer cream together the butter and sugar until it's light and fluffy. 
3. Blend in the lemon zest, juice and eggs. Make sure to scrape off any bits of zest that stick to the mixer paddle.

                                     
4. In a separate bowl whisk together the baking soda, baking powder, salt and flour then mix it into the wet ingredients. 
5. Gently fold in the blueberries so as not to burst any. 
                                     
6. Refrigerate the dough for about 15 – 20 minutes to make it stiff enough to roll.
7. For each cookie, roll 1 heaping tbsp of dough into a ball then flatten it slightly into a disc shape. 
8. Place a 1 tsp cream cheese cube into the center and form the dough around it creating a ball again. 
9. Bake them for about 10 - 14 minutes until the edges brown slightly. 
10. Transfer them to a cooling rack and enjoy!

2 comments:

  1. These were SO yummy and your new blog design is super cute!!
    Jess

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  2. Thank you Jess!! I'm glad you liked them :)

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