Day 8 of 12 Days of Christmas Cookies: Cream Cheese Filled Cookies

Shelly from Cookies and Cups is here today and if anyone knows cookies, this woman does! I knew I had to have her guest post during the 12 Days of Christmas Cookies. She is so creative when it comes to her food. True inspiration. Now here’s Shelly…


Hey guys! I was lucky enough to be asked to guest post over here today! My name is Shelly and I write a blog called cookies and cups, which revolves around everything sugar filled. So today I’m not deviating too far from what I know.

Here for your cookie loving eyes are Cream Cheese Filled Cookies.
I am of the school that everything is better when it’s filled. I mean, think about it…
Donut, way better filled.
Cake. Is it really cake if there’s no filling?
Stockings, duh.
Oreos…double filling please.
My tummy. Filled tummy makes for happy me.
I will extend that theory here and now with these yummy cookies.
They are filled with deliciously sweet cream cheese.
And then there’s that drizzle. Fo’ shizzle.
Here’s the deal ~
Cream Cheese Filled Cookies
1/3 cup butter, softened
1/3 cup shortening
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1-3/4 cups AP flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 8 oz cream cheese, softened
2 cups confectioners’ sugar
1 teaspoon Vanilla
3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips melted
In a large bowl, cream the butter, shortening and sugar until fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla.
Whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Refrigerate at least 2 hrs.
Unwrap and cut into 1-in. slices. Place 1 in. apart on greased baking sheet.
Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned.
Immediately make an indentation in the center of each cookie using the end of a wooden spoon handle.
Combine the filling ingredients in mixing bowl and beat on medium until smooth.
Place 2 teaspoonfuls in the center of each cookie.
In a microwave, melt chocolate chips over 50% power in 30 second increments until smooth.
Drizzle over cookies. (I used a ziplock)
Store in the refrigerator.
Makes approx 24 cookies
Thanks for letting me blab about cookies over here and I hope you have a super FILLED Holiday season!

Cream cheese, cookies, chocolate…can’t go wrong with that. Thanks Shelly!


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  1. my husband would love these! especially if i added a drop of jelly:-)

  2. Cookies, cream cheese, AND chocolate? I’m sold♥


  3. These look great!! Love them, and love Shelly!! 🙂

  4. Cream cheese is always a good idea. Yum!

  5. Oh my gosh yummmm(: They almost look like mini boston cream pies!

  6. These look dangerously tasty! One question, though: Do I roll the dough into a log before I refrigerate it?

  7. Look FABULOUS! My question…what is “AP flour”? Am I missing something?

  8. Amazing looking cookies. I think one bite of this would send me to the moon (and to the gym). That richness would be worth every bite.

  9. @Michelle,
    Haha! So I actually would look at recipes and so “Oh I can’t make those because I don’t have whatever AP flour is”. Then I found out it stands for good old All-Purpose flour. Funny huh.

  10. @canewton42,
    From her directions it sounds like you should probably roll it into a log before refrigerating. That’s what I would do then cutting the one inch disks would be a cinch.

  11. looks wonderful! my favorite flavors combined – cookie and cheesecake!

  12. Michelle, yes all purpose flour, sorry 🙂
    and canewton42, I didn’t roll it into a log, but it would probably make it easier 🙂

  13. I am loving this 12 days of cookies,I plan on making these as well as the chocolate cake mint cookies! yum!Good thing I am pregnant and can justify all this cookie testing! 🙂

  14. Shelly you find away to make everything better. Cookies stuffed with cream cheese is the best:)

  15. Good lord, I love chocolate and cream cheese together!

  16. Thank you sooooo much – this is a family favorite and I misplaced the recipe. Delicious!