cheesecake cookies
cheesecake cookies with cheesecake icing and graham cracker crumbs
Ingredients
  • 8 oz cream cheese (room temperature)
  • ½ cup butter (room temperature)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 6 drops cheesecake flavor (Loranns)
  • 2½ cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Icing:
  • ½ cup butter (room temperature)
  • 2 oz cream cheese (room temperature)
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 2 drops cheese cake flavor
  • ½ cup graham cracker crumbs
Instructions
  1. Beat cream cheese and butter, then add sugar and mix until smooth.
  2. Add eggs one at a time until incorporated.
  3. Mix in vanilla and cheesecake flavor.
  4. Add the flour, baking powder and salt to the butter mixture and combine until blended well.
  5. Roll out on floured surface and cut with cookie cutter into desired shape, I rolled these out to ¼ inch
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.
  7. Icing:
  8. Beat butter and cream cheese, add in sugar, milk and flavor.
  9. Pipe on completely cooled cookies and then press the frosted side into a dish of graham cracker crumbs so they stick to the icing. Refrigerate so the icing stays firm.
Recipe by Created by Diane at http://www.createdby-diane.com/2012/04/cheesecake-cookies-perfect-for-a-picnic-picnic-for-the-planet.html