Oatmeal Raisin Cookies with Cream Cheese Filling

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Oatmeal Raisin Cookies with Cream Cheese Filling

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies with Cream Cheese Filling

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Unsalted Butter Softened
  • 1 1/2 cup Packed Light or Brown Sugar
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 2 teaspoons Cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground Cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground or Grated Nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 3 cups Rolled Oats
  • 7.5oz Golden or Regular Raisins

Filling

  • 8oz Cream Cheese Softened
  • 1/2 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla

Directions

Step 1
This recipe requires a little preparation. Your fillings need to freeze for at least 4 -5 hours and your dough will need to chill as well. Good thing is though, you can make the fillings days even weeks in advance. To make the cream cheese filling, add the softened cream cheese, sifted powered sugar and vanilla in a stand mixer and mix until combined and smooth. Using a melon scooper & a spoon, scoop out individual portions of filling into an air tight container and place in the freezer. Make sure your fillings do not touch or they will freeze together and may be a little difficult to separate. Your fillings do not have to be perfectly round. Freeze for at least 4-5 hours or overnight.
Step 2
For the cookie batter, cream the softened butter & sugar in a stand mixer. Add the eggs in one at a time & add the vanilla. Mix to combine.
Step 3
In a separate bowl, sift the four, baking soda, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg & salt together. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients in 3 separate batches and mix to combine. You will need to scrape the sides of the bowl down in between batches. Finally add the oatmeal and raisins and mix to combine.
Step 4
Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
Step 5
Preheat your oven to 375. Using an ice cream scoop or a cookie scoop, scoop out about 2.5-3 tablespoons of cookie dough. Flatten the dough in your hand and place the cream cheese filling inside. Wrap the cookie dough around the filling, making sure none of the cream cheese filling is exposed. Add a little more cookie dough to the bottom of your cookie before placing on a parchment lined cookie sheet to ensure the bottom does not break from the filling.
Step 6
Place cookies 2-3 inches apart and lightly flatten down with your hand. Bake cookies for 10-11 minutes. Let cool before enjoying.
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