Check out below for my Chocolate Cheesecake Cookie recipe and get behind your own fundraising efforts this Bikkie Day, or simply make and share at home with your own family or friends.

Chocolate Cheesecake Cookie

Cookie ingredients:

300g Plain Flour
120g Caster Sugar
70g Cocoa Powder
220g Butter – Room Temp
120g Cream Cheese
1 Egg Yolk
½ Teaspoon Vanilla Extract

Icing Ingredients:

130g Cream Cheese
340g Icing Sugar
½ Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
2 Teaspoon Milk

Instructions:

1 – Using a free-standing mixer or hand-held mixer, beat the butter and cream cheese for a few minutes until light and fluffy.
2 – Add the sugar, egg yolk and vanilla. Beat again until well combined.
3 – Sift in the flour, cocoa powder, along with a pinch of salt. Fold through until dough starts to come together. Tip out onto a clean and floured surface and lightly knead into a ball. Flatten slightly and wrap with cling film and chill in the fridge for 1 hour.
4 – Preheat oven to 180 degrees and line a baking tray with greaseproof paper and set aside.
5 – Remove chilled and rested dough from the fridge. On a clean and floured surface, roll out dough with floured rolling pin until 5mm thick. Use a cookie cutter to cut into desired shapes, place on baking tray and bake for 14-15 minutes or until cooked through, but still soft to the touch. Allow to cool.
6 – For the icing, beat the cream cheese in the free-standing mixer or hand-held mixer again.
7 – Slowly add sifted icing sugar while still mixing on a low speed.
8 – Add vanilla and milk and beat on a higher speed until smooth. Note: Add more or less milk, depending on consistency you like.
9 – Pipe or spread icing over top of cooled biscuits and enjoy.

Makes approximately 18 cookies

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