Ingredients for Cookie Dough:
2-1/4 cups all purpose flour
teaspoon baking powder
cup unsalted butter, room temperature
teaspoon vanilla extract
Ingredients for Cream Cheese Filling:
ounces cream cheese, room temperature
ounces white chocolate, melted and cooled
teaspoon vanilla extract
First, make the cookie dough. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt. In a large bowl, cream together butter, sugar and brown sugar until light. Beat in egg, milk and vanilla extract. With the mixer on low speed or by hand, blend in the flour mixture, stirring only until no streaks of flour remain. Stir in chocolate chips.
Divide dough into two equal parts. Place each on a sheet of wax or parchment paper and shape into a log. Wrap in paper and chill logs for 1-2 hours, until firm.
Make the filling by combining all ingredients in a medium bowl and mix at medium-high speed until smooth. Set aside.
Remove dough logs from the fridge. Using a sharp knife, divide each log into eight even slices (total of 16 big slices of cookie dough).
Working with one piece of cookie dough at a time, flatten the dough into a 3-4 inch wide dish between your palms. Place about 1 tablespoon cream cheese filling in the center of the dough, then pinch the side of the dough together to seal. Work carefully so all the filling is sealed inside.
Place on the baking sheet. Repeat with remaining dough.
Bake for 15-18 minutes, until cookies are golden brown around the edges. Cool on the baking sheet for 2-3 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
Makes 16 gut busting cookies.
Cheesecake Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies
Cheesecake Stuffed Cookies are the ultimate dessert mashup! These soft, buttery chocolate chip cookies are filled with a thick, creamy layer of cheesecake for a two-in-one sweet treat!
And of course make sure to check out my Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe and my Perfect Cheesecake! You won’t be disappointed!
Oh you are in for a TREAT today. You know I am a big stuffed cookie guy. Remember my Frosting filled Chocolate Chip Cookies, or my Nutella Filled Chocolate Chocolate Chips Cookies, OR my Peanut Butter Filled Chocolate Cookies? Yeah well…it’s kind of my thing.
And really, why have one dessert, when you can have two? That’s also kinda my thing. My jeans will concur.
Ingredients for Double Chocolate Cream Cheese Cookies:
- unsalted butter
- cream cheese
- light brown sugar
- large egg
- vanilla extract
- plain/all-purpose flour
- cocoa powder
- baking powder
- baking soda
- chocolate chips
Double chocolate: cocoa powder and chocolate chips. I added 1 whole cup of chocolate chips to these cookies, because I looove chocolate chips, and I love devouring these cookies warm with all those melting chocolate chips inside. Chocolate heaven!
If you are a chocolate lover like me, then these cookies are for you. Seriously. You need to make these now!
60+ Aphrodisiac Recipes
If you&rsquore looking for naturally sexy meals to stimulate your (or your partner&rsquos) sex drive, you&rsquove come to the right place! 60+ Aphrodisiac recipes for your sexy pleasure?! Good golly, let&rsquos get stimulated!
There&rsquos no beating around the bush: eating is one of the most pleasurable experiences a person can have. Couple a fabulous meal with great conversation, music, and a little mood lighting, and you&rsquore setting yourself up for attraction, connection, and epic sexy time. When it comes to the art of seduction, food is high up on the totem pole.
What is it about breaking bread that makes us want to get dir-tay? According to a great article I read on the relationship between food and sex, the two acts use all five senses and effect the same neurotransmitters in our brain. Plus, from a (boring) biological standpoint, sustenance begets survival, begets procreation. Poofing up our peacock feathers in the form of preparing a delicious dining experience is just one way of jettisoning a pleasant evening indoors to an otherworldly dimension. While a beefy, cheesy burrito paired with a beer is a damn sexy meal, we can do it better by incorporating sexy foods into the mix.
Enter: Aphrodisiac foods.
Real talk: I&rsquove been meaning to post a roundup of aphrodisiac foods for quite some time, and with Valentine&rsquos Day just around the corner, I figured I had better get on top of it. But haste, you don&rsquot have to have a date or significant other to enjoy a big ass plate of sex food. Single or otherwise, we can all appreciate a nourishing, stimulating meal any day, every day.
So which foods open the floodgates for blood flow, serotonin, and sex hormones, you ask? Aphrodisiac foods include, but are not limited to shellfish, lamb, wild game, chili peppers, almonds, arugula, fresh herbs, fennel, raspberries, ginger, avocado, ginseng, chocolate, maca, mangoes, and beets (pork and duck are debatable).
Generally, most whole foods stimulate blood flow better than processed foods (many processed foods actually restrict blood flow), so choose fresh ingredients when preparing a sexy meal. Just because a recipe includes an aphrodisiac doesn&rsquot mean it&rsquos going to light anyone&rsquos fire. For instance, a chocolate cake made with gluten-containing flour, butter, and cane sugar may be damn sexy and delicious, but will make many of us want to curl up in a diabetic coma. In which case, skinemax is the only action you&rsquore getting, son.
With this in mind, I collected recipes from around the web that not only include aphrodisiac ingredients, but are also healthful and low on the inflammatory spectrum (as in, they won&rsquot make you feel bloated). From main dishes to appetizers, salads, dessert, and drinks, all of these recipes are all gluten-free, cane sugar-free and most are dairy-free.
Cheesecake Stuffed Double Chocolate Cookies
These deliciously thick and chewy chocolate cookies are stuffed with creamy cheesecake, and studded with chocolate chips!
- FOR THE CHEESECAKE CENTRE:
- ¾ cups Cream Cheese
- 3 Tablespoons Granulated Sugar
- ½ teaspoons Vanilla Extract
- FOR THE COOKIES:
- 1 cup Plain Flour
- 1 teaspoon Cornflour
- ½ teaspoons Baking Soda
- ¼ teaspoons Salt
- ½ cups Cocoa Powder
- ½ cups Unsalted Butter
- ¼ cups Granulated Sugar, Plus More For Rolling
- ½ cups Light Brown Sugar
- 1 Large Egg
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- ¼ cups Chocolate Chips
For the cheesecake centre:
Beat together the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla extract until smooth and combined. Place teaspoons of the mixture on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Freeze until solid, about 1–2 hours.
For the cookies:
Preheat oven to 180ºC (350ºF or Gas 4) and line a baking tray with parchment paper or a silicone mat. Set aside.
Whisk together flour, cornflour, baking soda, salt, and cocoa powder. Set aside.
Microwave butter for 1 minute, until mostly melted. Whisk in sugars until combined. Add egg and vanilla, and mix until combined. Add dry ingredients, and mix until just combined. If the mixture is too sticky to handle, add 1 to 2 tablespoons of flour.
Roll the dough into 2-ounce balls, about 9 big balls. You could also make about 12 smaller balls. Form the balls into flat, round circles, and place 1 teaspoon of the cheesecake mixture into the centres. Form the dough back into balls, sealing the cheesecake centre. Roll each ball in granulated sugar, and press some chocolate chips on top.
Place the dough balls on the prepared baking tray, flatten them slightly (them won’t spread much in the oven). Bake for 10–12 minutes. Allow to cool on the baking tray for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.