I love variety in my baking… I am always willing to try different versions of brownies, chocolate chip cookies.. This goes for cutout cookies as well. Today, they are cookies n cream cutouts for Valentine’s Day. Basically a sugar cookie with a little cream cheese to make it even softer and flavored with a cookies n creme extract i found online (I also have chocolate, lemon, orange and almond in my collection). These cookies are a chance to use my heart cookie cutters
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 2 tbs cream cheese or Greek yogurt
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp cookies n cream extract
- 2 1/2 to 3 cups flour (scooped from a flour container into a measuring cuo)
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 5-10 Oreos, finely crushed in a food processor (the more oreos you use, the darker the cookie)
Directions – cream butter and sugar. Add cream cheese or Greek yogurt. Blend in extract and egg. Add 2 and a half cups flour and salt. Add a little more flour if you think the dough is too soft. Fold in Oreos. Cover and chill. Take dough out and leave it covered on countertop about 2 hours before you want to bake (easier to roll and cut). Preheat oven to 350. Roll and cut (I prefer my cutouts thicker and softer). Stagger on cookie sheets lined with non stick liners.
Bake 7 to 10 minutes. Cool completely.
- Frosting ingredients
- 1 stick of butter softened
- 2-3 cups powdered sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
Directions – cream butter and 2 cups powdered sugar. Add vanilla. Blend in milk a tbs at a time until you get the consistency you want. You can also add more powdered sugar to make it sweeter (which likely means more milk). Add food coloring if desired. Frost cookies.
Store in covered container.