Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Better than Subway's White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake Cookies

Sure you can buy these at Subway 3 for $1, 
but don't count on them being very fresh after sitting out for who knows how long. 
For about $5 you can make a few dozen at home, 
then proceed to eat them ALL because they are so darn tasty! 
I took a batch of these beauties to a BBQ and they were GONE within the first hour. 

You may already have these basic ingredients on hand: 
1/2 cup Butter (aka one stick) 
2 Tbs. Shortening (Crisco) 
1/2 cup Brown sugar 
2 Eggs
3/4 cup of All-purpose flour

Now you're probably wondering why only 3/4 cup of flour? 
There's no way I can make 3 dozen cookies with that! 
You're absolutely right, that's why you're going to want to pick up 
the secret weapon

2 Boxes of "Jiffy" muffin mix

Don't forget the cream cheese (4 oz.) and the white chocolate chips (1 1/2 cups). 
And milk because, let's face it after scarfing down a dozen of these, you're going to need it.

Step One: Let your butter and cream cheese soften while you make dinner. 
Okay you don't have to make dinner. 
Yes, you can just have these cookies for dinner, I won't judge. 
Step Two: Beat together the cream cheese, butter & shortening.
This is the part where you hug your husband 
thanking him for buying a KitchenAid stand mixer, 
which literally takes ALL the work out of beating cream cheese! 
Thanks, you get the first cookie! 
Step Three: Add brown sugar and Beat some more. 
Step Four: Add an egg and Beat some more. 
Step Five: Repeat Step Four.
Step Six: Fold in flour along with the secret weapon.
Step Seven: Stir in white chocolate chips 
Go ahead, give a couple chocolate chips to the four-year-old 
who refuses to let go of your leg. 
Step Eight: Let the dough chill out in the fridge for a half hour. 
This is the hard part, 
you may need to go watch an episode of Mindy or something. 
I suppose if you're a glutton for punishment, 
you'll wash the dinner dishes. Booo!
Step Nine: Preheat the oven to 350 and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. 
If you're paranoid like I am, 
spray that sucker with nonstick spray for good measure.
Step Ten: Roll dough into 1-inch balls and place on cookie sheet.
Be sure to leave these guys some room because they're going to spread. 
Step Eleven: Bake for about 12 minutes until the edges turn golden brown. 
Step Twelve: Let them rest on the pan for a minute, 
then cool on a baking sheet until you just can't take it anymore. 
Then eat them, 
give some to family and friends, 
or just eat every last one and pretend nothing happened.
What cookies? I don't know what you're talking about! 

Adapted from Six Sisters Stuff, who adapted from Bakergirl