Raspberry Cheesecake Filled Cookies

I have been meaning to post these babies for sometime now. They are an adaptation of the recipe from Buns in My Oven, a great food blog by Karly. Do check it out!

The chocolate cookie part was amazingly intense and rich, despite not having any chocolate in it (just cocoa), and they looked perfect! I reduced the sugar a bit and they were still very sweet, so be warned. And yes, I did read the recipe wrong, hence the reason the cheesecake filling part is very thin; you may want to put in less jam or more icing sugar to make it thicker. I still have a tablespoon or two of filling leftover, so don’t be surprised if you don’t use it all up.

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I’m not so stoked on the photos, but hey, here’s the recipe;

Raspberry Cheesecake Filled Cookies
Cookies:
100g butter
2/3 cup sugar
1 egg
1 cup flour
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1/3 tsp baking soda
+extra white sugar for rolling

Filling:
1/2 cup cream cheese
2 Tbsp raspberry jam (I heated and strained mine)
1/4 cup + icing sugar

Instructions:
Soften the butter and beat with the sugar until light and fluffy. Add in the egg and beat well. Sift together the dry ingredients and mix into the butter bit by bit until combined. Chill the dough for at least 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, mix together all the filling ingredients and chill.
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper or a baking mat. Take a large spoonful of the cookie dough and flatten into a disk. Working quickly but careful, so that the dough doesn’t melt too much (if you have warm hands!), put a dollop of filling into the middle and enclose the cookie dough around it. Roll gently in the sugar and place on the tray. Make sure they are well spaced, because they spread alot! Two trays will probably be necessary, depending on size. I found it better to over estimate their spreading size! Bake the cookies for about 15 minutes, until “set”- I did mine until they had a bit of a crusty feeling. Remove from the oven, cool until they are firm and then store in the fridge.
Makes 24.
Original recipe here :http://www.bunsinmyoven.com/2011/04/25/raspberry-cheesecake-stuffed-chocolate-cookies/

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Enjoy!

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