Weekend of cookies

Who is a cookie addicted… well was playing with a few recipes this weekend and here they are. I wanted to do a classic and something different. Cookies I find quite easy to do and I know they always satisfy people’s sweet tooth. They are perfect as a dessert with a glass of milk, I mean who couldn’t be happy with that.

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White Chocolate Chip

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup caster sugar
  • 3 eggs room temperature
  • 1 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 1/2 cups plain flour
  • Bag of white chocolate chips

Directions 

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350F
  2. In bowl beat together the butter and all the types of sugars on medium speed until smooth.
  3. Turn speed to low then gradually add in eggs and vanilla.
  4. Once well blended add in salt, baking soda, baking powder and flour, mixing until just combined.
  5. Fold in white chocolate chunks.
  6. Line baking sheet with baking paper and form dough into desire size, placing few inches apart on sheet.
  7. Bake for 6-8 minutes (depending on size) until golden around edges. Don’t over bake no one likes burnt cookies
  8. Allow to cool on baking sheet for few minutes before transferring to wire rack to finish cooling.

 

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I took inspiration from the very talented Chocolate Covered Katie Blog ( http://chocolatecoveredkatie.com). Mine were a bit different and I made few mistakes, mine were too big they bake a lot bigger then what they appear raw. So when making the discs if they look too small that is ok they will expand. I also did not roll in sugar at the end, people already started grabbing for them right when the emerged from the oven.

Cream Cheese Stuffed Cookies 

Ingredients

Cookie:

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp plus 1/8 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2-4 tsp milk of choice
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil

Filling

  • 2 tbsp cream cheese
  • 2 tbsp icing sugar

Directions for the filling

Combine 2 tbsp powdered sugar with 2 tablespoons cream cheese-style spread beat well, then set aside.

Directions for the cookies

  1.  Preheat oven to 325
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine dry ingredients and stir until all incorporated.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the liquid ingredients and stir.
  4. Pour wet into dry and with a wooden spoon mix until it  forms a dough.
  5. With your hands roll into 20 (10 cookies) mini cookie dough balls, then flatten each into discs
  6. Place the filling in only half of the flat discs and put the other discs on top close the sides, then roll into balls.
  7. Lay on baking tray and cook 11 minutes (may look a little underdone, but will set soon enough)
  8. Allow cookies to cool before transferring to wire rack.
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