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…

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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
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
Filling:
1 8 oz cream cheese, softened
2 cups confectioners’ sugar
1 teaspoon Vanilla
Topping:
3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips melted
Instructions:
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!
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Cream cheese, cookies, chocolate…can’t go wrong with that. Thanks Shelly!

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