Salted caramel chocolate cheesecake cookies

Claire Gallam

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If you can't decide between cheesecake or cookies, we've got the perfect dessert for you — cheesecake cookies! That's right, we've merged our two favorite holiday desserts into one insatiably sweet and salty dessert.

Salted caramel chocolate cheesecake cookies

These salty cookies not only have a dash of sea salt sprinkled on the top, they're made with Food Should Taste Good Chocolate Tortilla Chips! Topped with a luscious cheesecake filling, caramel and chocolate shavings, this incredible dessert will satisfy any chocolate lovers in your family.

Salted caramel chocolate cheesecake cookies

Yields about 12 cookies

Ingredients:

Salted caramel chocolate cheesecake cookies

For the cookies: 

  • 1-1/2 cups crushed Food Should Taste Good Chocolate Tortilla Chips
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 egg, separated

For the cheesecake topping:

  • 3 ounces cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons orange zest
  • About 3/4 cup caramel sauce
  • Chocolate for garnish

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. Place the chocolate tortilla chips, flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, butter, brown sugar and egg white into a mixer. Blend until mixture is fully combined.
  3. Using a large spoon or ice cream scoop, scoop cookies onto the parchment paper. Using a thumb, press thumbprints into the cookies.
  4. To make the filling, beat the cream cheese, honey, white sugar and orange zest together. Scoop the cheesecake filling into the thumbprint of the chocolate cookie.
  5. Bake for about 12 to 14 minutes or until set. Let cool completely. Once cooled, drizzle with caramel and top with garnished chocolate.

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Claire Gallam
Claire is an aspiring nutritionist (and soon to be culinary student) with a serious addiction to bacon, wine, goat cheese and online shopping. She is recently married to a social media guru who loves *almost* everything she conjures up. In addition to writing for the Food section of SheKnows, she is a full-time recipe creator (and taste tester), a writer for FabulousFoods.com and a contributing writer for the Home and Gardening section of SheKnows. You can also follow her daily musings and find delicious healthy recipes on her food blog, The Realistic Nutritionist.