Monday, March 17, 2008

Cheesecake Caramel Bites - Makes 6

1/3 cup all purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
Pinch of salt
1/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
2 tablespoons cream cheese, softened
1 tablespoon butter, softened
1 teaspoon egg substitute
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup caramel bits

Place rack in center of oven and preheat to 300 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Place the flour, baking soda and salt in a small bowl and whisk to blend.

In a separate bowl place the butter, brown sugar and cream cheese; mix on medium until smooth. Add the egg and vanilla, and mix about 20 seconds on medium. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and gradually add the flour mixture. Beat on low speed until the dry ingredients are blended in. Fold in the caramel bits.

Drop the cookie batter by rounded tablespoonfuls onto the baking sheet, spacing them 1 1/2 to 2 inches apart.

Bake 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.