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Creme de Menthe Cheesecake Cookies

 Creme de Menthe Cheesecake Cookies
Some say these are the best cookies they’ve ever had! Such a cinch to put together with just five ingredients, and so easy to vary. Stir in your favorite baking chips and change up the decorations to suit any holiday. See why they’re the best? —Sheila Sporn, Houston, Texas
48 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 15 min./batch + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 tube (16-1/2 ounces) refrigerated sugar cookie dough
  • 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1-1/3 cups Andes creme de menthe baking chips
  • Green candy coating disks and sprinkles, optional

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, beat cookie dough and
  • flour until blended and dough is softened. Beat in egg. Add cream
  • cheese; beat until smooth. Stir in baking chips. (Dough will be
  • soft.)
  • Drop dough by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking
  • sheets. Bake 11-13 minutes or until bottoms are golden brown. Cool 2
  • minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  • If decorating cookies, melt candy coating in a microwave. Cut a small
  • hole in the tip of a pastry bag or in a corner of a food-safe
  • plastic bag; insert a small round pastry tip. Fill bag with melted
  • coating. Pipe designs onto cookies; decorate with sprinkles. Yield:
  • 4 dozen.

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Creme de Menthe Cheesecake Cookies (continued)

Freeze option: Freeze undecorated cookies in freezer containers. To use, thaw and decorate as desired.