Everybody loves sequels and these Cream Cheese Cookies are indeed a spiritual sequel. Remember our surprise hit, the Banana Oat Cookies? We had a load of positive feedback, mostly because they were so easy to make and perfect for an on-the-road snack.
Sequels tend to go one of two ways. Either they’re just an uninspired, rehashed version of the original (think Hangover 2) or they’re faster, louder, sexier, funnier, darker, more gripping etc etc (think Terminator 2). You’ll have to be the judge, but I think these cookies are a worthy sequel!
So, what’s so cool about these cream cheese cookies?
Rather healthy! – If you stick to the recipe and don’t add too much honey these cookies are a real snack to re-energize you. In 100g they contain around 9g of protein, 18g of fat and 30g of carbs (8g of sugar). And dont forget to add a host of good micronutrients from the eggs, whole wheat flour and cream cheese.
Just for a quick comparison 100g of Oreos contain 3.5g of protein, 19g of fat and 72g of carbs (40g of sugar). Being as delicious as Oreos might be, what cookie would you prefer on a trip? Exactly.
Multifunctional! – I just made a batch of cookies with blueberries, walnuts and lots of cinnamon. Absolutely fantastic. I could easily come up with a load of other variations. They’re just as flexible as the banana oat cookies.
Food to go! – They’re perfect to take on a trip. I prepared them for a Sunday afternoon hike around Berlin with my friends. If you’re craving a bit of affection, then bring these cookies on a trip. It’s amazing how people change as soon as you open a box with cookies. All hail the cookie king!
Tasty! – That my friends came around shortly after to ask for more explains it all, surely?
I’m sure I could come up with even more reasons as to why these cookies are a worthy sequel, but I guess I’m a little biased. You be the judge, try them out yourself!
Health Benefits – Cream Cheese Cookies
Since these cookies are quite high in saturated fat I’d like to take the opportunity to drop a few lines on this topic.
Saturated fat has been demonized, because in the late 20th century researchers found that eating saturated fat seemed to increase levels of cholesterol in the bloodstream.
This was an important learning, because they also knew that having high (bad) cholesterol was linked to a higher risk of suffering from heart disease.
Times and science change however, and these learnings are more than being questioned nowadays. They’re being interrogated, and I’d imagine torture comes next. Here are two reviews (1, 2) of a total of 97 studies, one published in 2009 and one in 2014. Both found no connection between saturated fat and heart disease.
By pointing this out, I’m not trying to say that saturated fat is super healthy and that we should eat it all the time, but it’s definitely necessary to question conventional wisdom and release butter and cream cheese from their “naughty corner.”
Right then, have a break, have a cream cheese cookie.
We’d like to know from you:
- Do you think saturated fat is bad?
- Do you prefer to buy products low in fat?
- Will you ever try these cookies in front of a lake?
- What do you think about Howie letting his long hair grow back?
- What are your most-loved or most-hated sequels?
Cream Cheese Cookies (25 Minutes, Vegetarian)
Preheat the oven to 325 °F (160 °C).
- If needed, soften the butter a little by putting it into the microwave for a second.
- Get a bowl, throw in the cream cheese, butter and honey. Mix until you get a fluffy mixture.
Stir the eggs and flour in as well.
- If you’re feeling flashy now’s the time for any extra ingredients such as walnuts, raisins, vanilla extract, coconut flakes and so forth.
- Next get a spoon and dollop the dough one by one onto the cookie sheet. Don’t be too fussy here, it’s not a competition 😉 You’ll get around 12 cookies
- Bake for 15-18 minutes.
- Sweeet!! Cookies are ready!
IF YOU LIKED THIS RECIPE: Then you should definitely check out our 2 Ingredient Banana Oat Cookies! They’re probably put together even quicker and are also great for on the go. Or if you’d like to stay on the cheese side, try our newest hit recipe, the 3 Ingredient Cottage Cheese Pancakes.