There are lots of happy events that come along throughout life but nothing compares to the birth of a child for me. I am one of those people who always wanted a ton of kids and loved being pregnant. Now with my youngest being 4.5 I am at that point where I miss having a baby around. When this would happen before I would just pop out another little
demon darling angel. I was smart enough though to get myself fixed after my last one though so there will not be a number 7 for me. Last Thursday though a number 3 & 4 for my sister and brother-in-law were born.
Our family got to welcome Addison & Sean and while I was not at the hospital for the birth (My young ones were already out of school and hubby was at work.) I did work on a recipe. I mean what better way to celebrate than by feeding people? If there is a better option I have yet to find it. So that night after dinner I journeyed to the hospital to meet the twins and bring some white chocolate cream cheese “erry” cookies to the occupants of the waiting room.
I know what you are thinking… What in the sam hill is an “erry”? Well I did not want to have every single dried fruit listed in the name of the cookies that I used. So, since they all had erry at the end of their names I just used that. The dried fruits contained in the cookies is cranberry, cherry, raspberry and blueberry. See?
So what does this cookie taste like? To me it is cheesecake in a cookie form. The cookies are not baked until brown but instead are baked until they are set. They do not flatten out. They instead hold their form. They are definitely yummy and worth trying to make. You will need a large mixer for this as this makes a ton of dough.
White Chocolate Cream Cheese “Erry” Cookies
3 sticks + 6 tbsp. butter, softened
8 oz. Philadelphia snack Delights White Chocolate Cream Cheese, softened
2 c. sugar
2 lrg. egg yolks
5 c. flour minus 1 tbsp.
2 tsp. vanilla
1 5 oz. bag of Sunsweet Berry Blend Dried Fruit
1 c. white chocolate chips
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment cream together the butter and cream cheese. Slowly pour in the sugar and mix until it’s fluffy in appearance. Mix in the egg yolks just until combined. Add the flour one cup at a time. Stir in the vanilla and then the dried berry blend.
Preheat oven to 325° and line baking sheets. While the oven is heating up chill dough in the refrigerator for half an hour.
Scoop the dough out onto the baking sheets and bake for 15-17 minutes. Let sit on the pan to cool for a couple of minutes and then move to a cooling rack.
In a microwave safe bowl place the white chocolate chips and microwave on 50% power for 1 minute and then stir. Continue this for thirty-second intervals in the microwave until smooth. Place melted chocolate that has cooled for a minute or two into a pastry bag or baggie. Snip off very small amount of tip or corner. Squeeze onto cookies in decorative design.
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