Mini Cream Filled Delights

Linda Dalton Recipe

By Linda Dalton Stripey

45 filled cookies
30 Min
45 Min

I was inspired by Anne Nunez's Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball recipe and decided to use it as a filling in my brown sugar cookie recipe. Wow! These little bites are good. Thanks Anne.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Wowzers! These deliciously sweet cookies were a big hit with kids of all ages.


8 oz
neufchatel cheese, softened to room temp
1/2 c
butter, softened
3/4 c
confectioners' sugar
2 Tbsp
brown sugar
1 tsp
pure vanilla extract
1 c
semi-sweet mini chocloate chips
3/4 c
butter, softened
1 1/2 c
brown sugar
large eggs, room temperatue
1 tsp
pure vanilla extract
2 c
ap flour
1/2 tsp
baking soda
1/2 tsp
baking powder
1/4 tsp
confectioners' sugar for dusting

Directions Step-By-Step

To make the filling: In medium size bowl combine all ingredients except the mini chips. Mix until combined. (I use a hand mixer). Add the chocolate chips and fold to evenly incorporate. Cover with plastic wrap and put in the fridge while you prepare and bake the cookies.
To make the cookies: Pre heat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
In medium size bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Stir with a spoon or fork to combine. Set aside.
In large bowl, with hand mixer, combine butter and sugar and mix until smooth and airy (about 2-3 minutes). Add eggs and vanilla and continue to mix remembering to scrape down the sides of the bowl. When mixture is smooth, add half the dry ingredients into the wet and mix on low. Add the rest of the dry ingredients until dough is smooth. Don't be surprised if the dough is sticky. It's supposed to be.
Using a teaspoon or small cookie scoop, form dough into small balls about 3/4 inch each. Place on baking sheets, flatten slightly with a spoon and bake 10 minutes. Remove from oven and cool slightly on cooling rack, then remove to paper or kitchen towels to cool completely. You will get about 90 cookies.
Remove filling from the refrigerator and when cookies are cooled, take a teaspoon of the filling and place it on the flat side of a cookie. Now take a second cookie and cover the filling to make a sandwich. Now you only have 44 more times to do this. But it's worth it. Dust with confectioners' sugar.
If ninety cookies seems daunting, make the cookie balls bigger, 1-1/4 inches in diameter and bake them 12 minutes. I've done this too. The work does go faster and the end result is just as delicious.
I store these in the refrigerator wrapped in an air tight container, and take them out about 20-30 minutes before I serve them.

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Linda Dalton Stripey
Jun 29, 2014
I can't believe that I am up late enough to see your comment tonight Joan. I am usually in bed when your little ones normally go to sleep (but I was testing a recipe and had lots of clean up afterwards). Thank you for the nice things that you said, and just so you know, I have expanded the creamy insides to include raspberry cream filling, oh and coconut filling as well (I don't think that one is posted tho) and am working on an adult coffee filling at the moment. Thank you for commenting and giving these cookies a try. I love sharing my recipes. Nice to hear from you:)
Joan DelPozzo Joandel
Jun 28, 2014
My family loved these and they are toddler approved. The girl ate hers like a lady and the boy went right for the filling. They are learning that good things come out of Grandma's fridge. Thanks for sharing this tasty recipe.
Vonda Mosley vmosley
Feb 2, 2013
I have made something similar, but instead of making sandwich cookies we dip Scoobie Doo graham crackers in the filling. However, I made these cookies for the Superbowl tomorrow, and they are delish!!! The cookies turned out pretty flat, but taste good.
Linda Dalton Stripey
Jan 11, 2013
Nancy, that is a fabulous idea. And if you dust them with powdered sugar that would be the perfect, easy dessert. I have spread the filling between 2 chocolate graham crackers, but it doesn't look as pretty as the vanilla wafers will. Please give it a try and report back! Thanks
Nancy J. Patrykus Finnjin
Jan 11, 2013
looks yummy!

I am thinking ..why not use a box of vanilla wafers!
THAT WOULD GO FAST...with your delish filling!
I saved recipe...
.I know it would not be as good as yours!
Hope you do not mind...Nancy...1/11/13/