Chewy cheesecake cookies

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Alright, I made these:
1/2 c. butter
1 3oz. pkg. cream cheese
1 c. sugar
1 c. self-rising flour
1 tsp. lemon zest

Cream butter and cream cheese. Add sugar. Blend til fluffy. Add flour and stir in zest. Shape into 1 in. balls. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Press cookie flat and bake at 375 for 12 minutes. Cool 2-3 minutes and remove to cooling rack.
But for some reason the cookies spread waaayy out. I refrigerated the batter but they still spread like none other. Any ideas?
 

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You've got a lot of water in the batter from the butter and cream cheese. That's what makes spread. Margarine spreads more than butter spreads more than shortening. Cream cheese is generally pretty soft already too.  If you sub in a butter flavored shortening that would help.

But you could also skip the press flat part and let the natural spread of the batter take care of that for you. Worth a try at least.
 
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I did notice that as soon as they hit the oven a pool of liquid melts off of the balls of dough. I figured it was the butter; I'll give shortening a try.
 
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Tomato,

double check the recipe.

Your percentages are off.

try this

1 1/2 stick butter

3 oz. cream cheese

3/4 cup of sugar

almost 2 cups flour

chill

make balls

roll them in cracker crumbs
 
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Tomato,

double check the recipe.

Your percentages are off.

try this

1 1/2 stick butter

3 oz. cream cheese

3/4 cup of sugar

almost 2 cups flour

chill

make balls

roll them in cracker crumbs

That is exactly how I expected the recipe to be. Less sugar and butter for sure. i'm going to try both ways (shortening also) and see what texture is best.

cracker crumbs, you say?
 
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Tomato

like a ice box cookie.

Take the mix and roll it into a log. The diameter of the size you want.

Roll that in ground crackers and nuts.

chill

Then slice to size. The crumbs will be on the outside of the cookie and will help a little in the spread.

Do trials to get the best result

have fun

Jeff
 
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