Are you a cocoa nib fan? I was recently introduced to them compliments of Scharffen Berger. So far I’ve only used them in sweet treats, but I can’t wait to try them in some savory dishes. They lend not only terrific flavor but also a fun crunch to the outside of these cookies. If you don’t have them and still want to make these cookies asap (as you well should), you can skip the cocoa nib step, or roll them in some fun sprinkles to make them extra festive.
Verdict: Loved them! I love the flavor the cream cheese adds. It makes these different from your average shortbread cookie.
Husband’s take: He liked these too, said “Wow, those are rich.” Of course, if he had it his way he’d be eating his plain ol’ chocolate chip cookie. Can’t say that I blame him, but I love some variety.
Changes I would make: None!
Difficulty: Easy, especially if you don’t care if they aren’t a perfect circle. They are rustic. If you want perfectly round cookies, Rachel has a great tip in this post. I honestly just didn’t have room in my freezer.