Alex's Oreo Cream Cheese Cookies
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Alex's Oreo Cream Cheese Cookies

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 18 cookies
Author Connie Veneracion

Ingredients

  • 2 and 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon refined salt
  • 3 ounces cream cheese (85 grams), at room temperatue
  • 1/2 cup butter at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6 Oreo cookies roughly chopped
  • sea salt (rock salt will do just as well)

Instructions

  • In a bowl, stir together the flour, baking soda and salt.
  • Beat the cream cheese and butter together until light and fluffy. You can do this by hand but since this cookie dough was made with a stand mixer, the following are instructions for mixing the dough using a stand mixer. Choose the paddle attachment and beat on high for a minute.
  • Add the brown and white sugars to the cream cheese mixture. Over medium speed, mix until smooth.
  • Add the egg; mix until fully incorporated.
  • Set the speed to low. Add the flour mixture slowly. Scrape the bottom and sides of the bowl occasionally.
  • Dump the chopped Oreo cookies into the dough and fold in using a spatula.
  • Cover the bowl with cling film and chill the dough for at least two hours.
  • Preheat the oven to 350F.
  • Line a cookie pan with non-stick baking paper or a silicone mat.
  • Using a small ice cream scoop, scrape the chilled cookie dough and release on the prepared pan about two inches apart.
  • Bake for 18 to 20 minutes. The actual baking time depends on the size of the cookies AND how your oven performs. No two ovens are ever the same. As a guide, after 15 minutes, use a spatula to partially lift one cookie. If the bottom is lightly browned, it should be done. You can bake the cookies a little longer to allow the edges to brown but that is totally optional.
  • Cool the Oreo cream cheese cookies on the sheet for a few minutes to allow them to firm up a bit. Lift with a spatula and transfer directly to a wire rack. Sprinkle each cookie with a pinch of rock salt. Cool completely.
  • Store the Oreo cream cheese cookies in an airtight container at room temperature. BUT if you live in a region where the humidity goes above 90%, it is a better idea to refrigerate the cookies after 24 hours.