Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Cream Cheese Chocolate Croissant Cookies

Fabulous cookies to give as a gift...or just keep for the family. Thank you Chocolate, Chocolate and More

1 cup butter, softened
1 block (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1 egg white
1 tablespoon water
decorator sugar for dusting

2 tablespoons melted butter
6 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 cups mini chocolate chips

  • Cream butter and cream cheese together until smooth. 
  • Add in sugar and vanilla, beat again until incorporated. 
  • Mix in flour and salt.
  • Separate dough into 6 equal parts. 
  • Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes to firm up dough.
  • Remove dough from refrigerator 
  • Roll out each section of dough to about 8 inches in diameter, 
  • Place on wax paper on a plate using wax paper to separate disks. 
  • Place back in refrigerator for another 30 minutes.
  • Working with one disk at a time, Brush with melted butter, 
  • Then sprinkle 1 tablespoon sugar over entire surface and then 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips. 
  • Cut into 8 wedges using a sharp knife or a pizza cutter works best. 
  • Roll each wedge up starting with the wide end, into a croissant shape.
  • Place cookies on a lightly greased or parchment lined baking sheet. 
  • Beat egg white and water to create an egg wash. 
  • Brush tops of cookies with egg wash then sprinkle with decorator sugar.
  • Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 20-22 minutes just until golden. 
  • Remove from oven and let rest on cookie sheet for 10 minutes before placing on racks to cool completely.

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