Cheese and Chocolate Chip Cookies
I love baking with ingredients I always have on hand. I don’t always feel like making something that requires a lot of effort, and these look like I worked hard but are actually super easy to prepare.
When I want a sweet treat with my coffee, these cookies come to mind. I love the cheese-chocolate combo, each bite is simply a delight.
Watch the clip to see how easy they are to make. Enjoy!
20 x 30 cm pan
170 grams very cold butter
250 grams flour (2 cups minus 3 Tbsp)
100 grams sugar (1/2 cup)
For the cheese layer:
200 grams 9% soft white cheese
200 grams sour cream
100 grams sugar(1/2 cup)
1/2 cup white chocolate chips
1. Cut the butter into small cubes and transfer to the bowl of a mixer, along with the flour and sugar. Mix with the hook attachment until you get a coarse crumb consistency. Stop the mixer and gather the dough into a ball.
2. Preheat an oven to 180°C.
3. Cut a quarter of the dough and place in the freezer for 10 minutes.
4. Roll out the remaining dough into a 20 x 30 cm rectangle (a bit less). Usually people roll out more than they need. I roll out on parchment paper and then place it right on the baking tray and see that the size indeed fits. If it’s too large, I trim the edges and add to the dough I set aside, leaving me a third of the dough for the final stage.
5. Bake for around 25 minutes until the dough is lightly golden. Remove from the oven and let cool for a few minutes.
6. For the cheese layer:
This is the easiest stage. Place all of the cheese ingredients in a bowl and mix together,
and pour evenly over the rolled out dough. Put back in the oven and bake for another 25 minutes until the cheese layer has set but the middle is still slightly wobbly.
7. Remove the dough from the freezer and grate it on the large holes of a box grater. Sprinkle evenly over the cheese layer and return to the oven for 20-25 minutes.
8. Cool for a few hours and cut into squares.