Thursday, December 10, 2015

Chocolate Cream Cheese Swirl Cookies!

Each Christmas, I put on a cute apron, turn on the Christmas music and head to the kitchen to begin whipping up batches of cookies.  It's in my genes!  I come from a long line of bakers.  As small children, my sister and I would eagerly await the packages of goodies from our grandmothers.   One made all kinds of cookies and pies, while the other made delicious candy and cakes.  I take after my paternal grandmother, the cookie baker! My mother is also a Christmas cookie baker.  She has a long list and makes everyone's favorites.  At one time, she made over 13 variety of cookies just at Christmas.  Everyone loves her homemade goodness!

Tonight I am sharing with you my youngest son's favorite cookie.  They are called Chocolate Cream Cheese Swirls! Sounds great, don't they? These are a delicious, quick drop cookies.  Let's get cooking!
The Starting Line-Up:
1 cup of granulated sugar
1 cup of packed brown sugar
1 cup of softened butter
6 ounces of softened cream cheese
2 eggs
2 teaspoons of vanilla
4 cups of all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon of baking powder
1/2 teaspoon of salt
2 cups of good semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted and slightly cooled

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.  In a large mixing bowl, combine the butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, cream cheese, eggs, and vanilla.  Beat at medium speed until light and fluffy.

Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt is a separate bowl.  Gradually mix the flour mixture to the creamed mixture.  Mix at a low speed until the flour is thoroughly incorporated into the mixture.

Fold the melted chocolate chips into the mixture.  Be careful not to over mix.  I put a little in at a time and kind of "cut" the chocolate in.
Drop dough by spoonfuls or a cookie scoop onto a parchment lined cookie sheets approximately 2 inches apart. I always use a cookie scoop.  The one I used here is about an inch and a half wide.  Bake for 10-12 minutes.  Cool completely before storing.
Look at this yumminess.  Don't look at the tacky manicure!  These cookies also freeze well.
Well, I am off to wrap gifts and maybe watch a heartwarming Hallmark movie! Come back soon.  I have lots to share!
Blessings and Happy Baking from Lynda at Still Woods Farmhouse
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4 comments:

  1. What a fabulous cookie recipe!
    Thank you for sharing it with all of us.
    I can't wait to make these for my grandsons!

    Laura
    White Spray Paint

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    1. Hi Laura!
      Thanks for stopping by. I bet your grandsons will love them. I need to make another double batch. Someone in our house has been nibbling on them and it wasn't me!
      Blessings from Lynda at Still Woods Farmhouse

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  2. Love Christmas with all the fabulous cookies that find their way on a plate. These look great!

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    1. Thank you Ellen. They are quite yummy and I am not a sweet eater!
      Blessings from Lynda at Still Woods Farmhouse

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