Friday, January 25, 2013

Betty Crocker Cream Cheese Cookies

Mom and I were browsing through her old recipe book and came across this recipe for cookies that uses cream cheese and a box cake mix. They're more of a "tea biscuit", or something you might imagine getting in a UK cafe. It's one of those good basic recipes that you could change and find your own signature favorite.

Cream Cheese Cookies

1/4 C butter                                   1/4 tsp. vanilla
1 pkg. (8oz.) cream cheese         1 box cake mix (I used lemon)
1 egg                                                 1/2 C of coconut, chopped nuts, or chocolate chips (optional)

Heat oven to 375*. Cream butter and cream cheese until light and fluffy. Beat in egg, vanilla, and half of the cake mix (dry) until smooth. Stir in your 1/2 cup of add-in and the rest of cake mix until well mixed. Drop by spoonfuls about 2 inches apart onto an ungreased baking sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes. Cool slightly before removing & store in an airtight container. About 4 dozen cookies. I suggest flattening the cookies a little before baking, if you want them a little less cake like (I like my cookies crisp). Enjoy!

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