Churro Cheesecake Donut Cookies

Ingredients :

1 cup unsalted butter, softened1 cup granulated sugar2 large eggs1 tsp vanilla extract3 cups all-purpose flour1 tsp baking powder1/2 tsp saltFor the Cheesecake Filling:8 oz cream cheese, softened1/4 cup granulated sugar1 tsp vanilla extractFor the Cinnamon Sugar Coating:1 cup granulated sugar1 tbsp ground cinnamonFor the Caramel Sauce (optional):1 cup caramel sauce

Préparations :

In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy.Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla extract.In another bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until just combined.Prepare the Cheesecake Filling:In a small bowl, beat together the softened cream cheese, granulated sugar, and vanilla extract until smooth and creamy.Transfer the filling to a piping bag.Shape the Cookies:Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.Roll the dough into 1-inch balls and flatten each into a disk.Pipe a small amount of cheesecake filling into the center of each disk, then fold the edges over to enclose the filling.Roll each filled dough ball to smooth out the surface.Coat the Cookies:In a shallow dish, combine the granulated sugar and ground cinnamon.Roll each cookie in the cinnamon sugar mixture to coat evenly.Bake the Cookies:Arrange the cookies on the prepared baking sheet, spacing them about 2 inches apart.Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until the cookies are lightly golden and set.

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