by KACI HANSEN
Holidays are a wonderful time to spend with family and friends, but sometimes all the pressures of shopping and prepping can make one feel like they are six-feet underground. Nothing beats a personal, homemade gift, especially when it’s edible, and these cookies are a perfect way to creep-out those holiday cookie platters. Crushed up chocolate sandwich cookies give the dough a marbleized appearance and, best of all, they require little effort to decorate!
Cookies & Cream Tombstone Cookies
Yield: one dozen 3-inch cookies
- 1/2 cup salted butter, softened
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2 oz. cream cheese, softened
- 1 large egg
- 1 1/2 teaspoons clear vanilla
- 1/8 teaspoon baking powder
- 8-10 chocolate sandwich cookies, finely crushed
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
Other Tools & Supplies:
- Tombstone-shaped cookie cutters
- Letter cookie stamps
Using a mixer, cream together butter and sugar until light yellow and fluffy. Add in the egg, vanilla, and cream cheese and mix just until combined. Then mix in the baking powder.
Add in the crushed chocolate sandwich cookies and the flour, ½ cup at a time, and mix just until the dough is no longer sticky and begins to pull away from the sides of the bowl.
Pat the dough into a disc, and wrap in plastic wrap. Chill for at least 3 hours.
To bake: Begin by preheating your oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper. Roll the dough ¼” thick, and cut out cookies. Then use the cookie stamps or a toothpick to “engrave” your tombstones with silly names or phrases (Al B. Bach, Barry M. Deep, Rest in Pieces, etc.). Bake for 7-10 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 2 minutes before moving to a baking rack to fully cool. Serve as-is, or sandwich two of them together with buttercream icing for spooktacular sandwich cookies!
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