Goat Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies

Hello there friendos!  I am back from my post-wedding life getting back together-ing, ready to celebrate National Chocolate Chip day which…apparently is a thing?  I have a lot of idea rolling around in this noggin of mine and I’m so excited to get back into baking regularly now that I don’t have wedding stuff to worry about.  I thought I would kick back off with something a little (okay, a lot!) different for all of you to experience.  If you’re the kind of person that doesn’t like goat cheese, I can assure you that this is not an overwhelmingly tangy cookie!  The semi-sweet chocolate does a great job of mellowing out the cheese, but if you absolutely cannot entertain the thought of eating goat cheese you can substitute with cream cheese.  Just know that you’re breaking my heart a little.

Goat Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Servings: 18-24 cookies
  • Time: 1 hour
  • Difficulty: medium
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INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar (light or dark)
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 5 oz (1 log) goat cheese, room temperatureIMG_4173

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a non-stick cookie sheet with a Silpat or parchment paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat together the softened butter and sugars until combined and fluffy, about 1-2 minutes.
  3. Add the egg and vanilla, continue beating until combined again.IMG_4176
  4. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, salt, baking powder and cinnamon.IMG_4177
  5. Add the dry ingredients in halves to the sugar mixture, scraping down the sides of your bowl between additions.
  6. Add the oats and chocolate chips, also in halves, to the mixing bowl and stir until just combined.

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    So close to the good part…
  7. Using a tablespoon or cookie scoop, take one portion of dough and place in a (clean!) hand.

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    I found it easiest to just deposit the dough directly on my hand, I highly recommend!
  8. Flatten the ball of dough and place roughly 1/2 teaspoon of goat cheese into the center.IMG_4185
  9. Fold the dough back around the cheese until it is back in a ball shape, then place on your prepared cookie sheet and flatten slightly with wet fingers.

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    Flattened little pucks of heaven
  10. Bake for 12-15 minutes until slightly golden, rotating halfway through.

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    Cookies masquerading as innocent oatmeal chocolate chip treats…I’m on to you.
  11. Let cookies cool for 5 minutes on the baking sheet and then relocate to a cooling rack to cool completely.
  12. Inhale them with no regret.

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    Yaaaaaaaas.

There you have it!  Easy to throw together and definitely unexpected – let me know how they turn out!

-Nicole

 

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