Friday, December 17, 2010

It's About Time!

Raspberry Chocolate Cream Cheese Cookies(recipe from Bonnie Sharp)

Cookie jar full of goodness!

I first had these cookies Years ago (made by my sister in law's mom) and loved them, but had never gotten the recipe or known where to find the raspberry chocolate to make them! When Bonnie posted the recipe on Facebook, I hunted down the chocolate (can be found at some Target stores, but I found mine at Wal-Mart), and Finally made them! It won't be the last time!


1 pkg cream cheese, softened ( 8 ounces)
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 egg
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups milk chocolate chips
3/4 cup hershey's extra dark chocolate with raspberry flavor. They come in a bag of individually wrapped squares of chocolate. * I couldn't actually find the dark chocolate, I just found milk chocolate ones with a "raspberry meltaway center". They worked great!
2 1/4 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda

Heat oven to 325 degrees. Beat cream cheese with butter, egg and sugar until light and fluffy. Melt 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips and 1/2 cup of raspberry flavored chocolate. Mix into batter. Stir in flour and baking soda, along with 1 cup milk chocolate chips. Drop from tablespoon onto ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten slightly with fingers. Bake for 7 to 9 minutes. Do not overbake!! When cool, melt 1/4 cup of raspberry flavoured chocolate and drizzle over top of cookies. (I used at least twice this much) I usually put them into the fridge or freezer for 5 minutes to harden the chocolate drizzle.