Monday, November 7, 2011

Snickerdoodle Surprise Cookies

By: Christy

I was so indecisive when it came to choosing what to make for our "baking with cinnamon" week because there are SO many amazing recipes with cinnamon. I know you have heard me say that before with several other ingredients but it's again totally true! One way I narrowed it down was deciding to stick to my favorite genre of baking: Cookies. What type of cinnamon cookie is the first to come to every American's mind... SNICKER DOODLE!

You can't go wrong with a snicker doodle cookie but this one has a lovely surprise. Inside is a cream cheese filling! (Another one of my favorite ingredients) Using only 5 ingredients this is a wonderful semi-homemade creation. Normally, I am not a fan of slice and bake cookies because I think homemade cookies are just too easy and too delicious to skimp on but I do have my exceptions.... In my opinion, Pillsbury sugar cookies are delicious!


1 package premade sugar cookie dough
1/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons Cinnamon

8 oz cream cheese
1/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla

1) Preheat oven to 400
2)With a hand mixer, mix together softened cream cheese, sugar and vanilla for filling
3) In a separate bowl mix 1/4 cup sugar and 2 teaspoons of Cinnamon
4) Cut each cookie dough square in half
5) Using a floured surface and hands pat out each half of dough until they are about 2 inches in diameter

6) Put about 1 teaspoon of cream cheese mixture of disk

7) Put another disk on top of the cream cheese mixture and push dough on edges to seal. Then roll into a ball

8) Roll ball in the Cinnamon and sugar mixture

9) Once you have all cookies ready to bake, refrigerate for 15-30 minutes (this will keep the cream cheese from baking.

10) Bake for 8 minutes. Look for the cookie to be firm, not golden brown. If the cookie has already started turning brown on the edges they will be crispy.


1 comment:

Duncan said...

Yummy in my tummy