Ok, I didn't win an award, but I did win my office bake-off with these cookies. I love to make cookies at Christmas, and I used to pride myself on making elaborate cookies with tons of ingredients.
Now, I am into keeping things simple, especially since I have 'helpers' when I bake. With an extra person (or two) involved in the process, if I have a recipe with 10 ingredients, unless I lay them all out before the kids start helping, there is a chance that something would be forgotten.
These cookies are very simple, with only 4 ingredients. They come together quickly and are delicious. I found this recipe in Taste of Home Magazine, where a lot of good cookie recipes live.
I haven't experimented, but I bet you can switch around the cookie dough and type of chips and make a lot of different, tasty cookies.
Creme de Menthe Cheesecake Cookies (Makes 4 Dozen)
1 Tube Slice and Bake Sugar Cookie Dough
1 8oz Package Cream Cheese, softened
1 1/3 Cup Mint Chocolate Chips
1. Let cookie dough stand at room temperature for 5 minutes to soften.
2. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy.
3. Add egg and cookie dough, beat until combined.
4. Add mint chips and mix well
5. Drop on ungreased cookie sheets 2 inches apart. (I use parchment paper)
6. Bake at 350 for 9-12 minutes or until lightly browned.
7. Cool for 2 minutes on cookie sheet before moving to wire rack to cool completely
They are not the prettiest cookies, but they are yumtastic!