Soft Strawberry Cheesecake Filled Cookies
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Recipe Type: Dessert, Baking
Serves: 16 cookies
 
Chewy cookies are filled with a soft cheesecake and strawberry jam center and studded with caramelized white chocolate chips. A sweet bite!
Ingredients
  • 2¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cups graham cracker crumbs
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon corn starch
  • ¾ cups unsalted butter, room temperature
  • ¾ cups sugar
  • ⅔ cups lightly packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
Filling
  • 6 oz cream cheese, room temperature
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • ? teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla bean paste
  • ¼ cup strawberry jam*
Instructions
  1. Mix together the flour, salt, baking soda, and corn starch together. Set aside.
  2. Beat together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add in the eggs and beat each in one at a time until fully incorporated. Beat in the vanilla paste.
  3. Mix in the flour mixture and beat until incorporated. Fold in the white chocolate chips. Chill for about 30 minutes (this chilling time is optional, but recommended to make the dough easier to work with). Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  4. Beat the cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla paste together.
  5. Scoop out one tablespoon of the cookie dough and create a deep bowl. Fill with one teaspoon of the cheesecake mixture and a scant ½ teaspoon strawberry jam. Top with another tablespoon of cookie dough, ensuring there are no openings the cheesecake can escape. Repeat with all the dough.
  6. Chill for at least 30 minutes, then bake for about 10 - 12 minutes, or until a light golden brown.
Notes
I made my own strawberry jam using about 10 medium strawberries and ? cup sugar heated over medium-high for about 15 minutes in a small saucepan.
Recipe by Honest Cooking at https://honestcooking.com/soft-strawberry-cheesecake-filled-cookies/