Monday, May 28, 2018

Patriotic Sprinkle Cream Cheese Cookies

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I saw Patriotic Swirled Cheesecake Cookies on the blog, Yellow Bliss Road and decided to bake them this morning for Memorial Day. I added red, white and blue sprinkles and reduced the sugar by 1/4 cup. The cookies have a wonderful flavor from the cream cheese and are soft, chewy, and moist while the sprinkles add some crunch. See recipe and directions below.



Patriotic Sprinkle Cream Cheese Cookies
Close-up of Patriotic Sprinkle Cream Cheese Cookies

Patriotic Sprinkle Cream Cheese Cookies
 Yield: 3 Dozen Cookies

Ingredients
1 cup Granulated Sugar

2 1/2 cups All Purpose Flour (I use King Arthur)

2 teaspoons Baking Powder

1/2 teaspoon Coarse Salt

So yummy!
Each cookie has its own design

The cream cheese make these cookies a true star!
1/2 cup, 1 stick Unsalted Butter, softened

8 oz. Cream Cheese, room temperature

2 Large Eggs, room temperature

See the pretty red, white, and blue sprinkles
So much color and sprinkles inside too!
Cookies are cooling on wire rack

Cookies cooling on wire racks
1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract

1 cup Red, White, and Blue Sprinkles

Blue and Red Gel Food Color

Cookies just taken out of the oven

These cookies are so pretty!

Cookies ready to bake!

Directions
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside.

In the bowl of mixer with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and cream cheese on medium speed; about 1-2 minutes.

Scrape sides of bowl with spatula.

Add sugar and incorporate until light and fluffy; about 1 minute.
Chill the dough for 1/2 hour in the fridge

Dough is colored
Red, white, and blue sprinkles
Scrape sides of bowl with spatula.

Add egg and mix just until incorporated.

Add vanilla and mix until combined.

Turn mixer to low speed and slowly add the flour mixture until incorporated.


The dough has sprinkles now

Sprinkles incorporated
Flatten dough, add the sprinkles and press them into the dough 
Separate the dough in three bowls, cover with plastic wrap and chill in the fridge for 30 minutes.

Once the dough has chilled, add the blue food color in one bowl and red food color in another bowl.

Line counter space with wax paper.

Use plastic gloves and take dough in your hand and roll until the blue has fully covered all of the dough. Repeat this step for the red dough.

Take one of the dough balls and flatten it out a bit (see photo) and add 1/3 of the sprinkles. 

Cover it with wax paper (see photo) and press the sprinkles into the dough.

Take the wax paper and cover the dough and press into it so the sprinkles stick
Roll the dough over the sprinkles like a burrito
Take burrito shape and roll in your hands until the sprinkles have been incorporated
Take the dough and shape it to look like a burrito (see photo), and then roll the sprinkles as you form a ball.

The dough will be sticky.

To make the marble-like effect, take 1/2 tablespoon of each color (see photo) and place it on baking sheets lined with parchment paper. I do 8-10 cookies per baking sheet.

Once you have the dough balls on the baking sheets, take each one into your hands and gently roll together.

Repeat until you are done forming all the cookies but be careful not to mix the colors too much.

Heat oven to 350 degrees.

Use 1/2 tablespoon measuring spoon to form each ball

Here is a close-up of 3 balls; gently roll in the palm of your hand to form a cookie
Form 1/2 tablespoon ball for each color and place on baking sheet lined with parchment paper
Bake for 10 to 13 minutes. Cookies should just start to brown on the bottom and be light on the top. My cookies baked in  13 minutes.

Wait about 3 minutes and transfer to wire racks to cool completely.

For the Patriotic Swirled Cheesecake Cookies recipe, visit:
https://www.yellowblissroad.com/patriotic-cheesecake-cookies/

-Enjoy!

-Sophia/Two Frys

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