My August Bakin' Friend was Erin Vasicek from The Spiffy Cookie. I could hardly wait to see what she chose to bake with the secret ingredient, oatmeal rolled oats, because her blog is one of my favorites to follow. She made Dark Chocolate Black Cherry Oatmeal Cookies, wrapped individually to preserve freshness. I really enjoyed these cookies and so did my co-workers.
Once I received my package of delicious cookies, Erin posted a recipe for a black cherry cookie filling to pair with the cookies. I still had a few cookies left and all the filling ingredients on hand, so I decided to try making the filling. I realized part way into the recipe that it called for straining the yogurt over night. I was impatient and did not want to wait for the yogurt to strain over night, so I adapted her filling recipe . I also used a filling recipe from Tanya Zuckerbrot of That’s Fit.
Black Cherry Cookie Filling
1 container of black cherry Chobani Greek yogurt
1 block of cream cheese softened
2.5 cups of powder sugar
1. In mixer, cream together cream cheese and yogurt
2. Add in powder sugar and mix for 2 minutes so ingredients are well mixed.
3. Spoon it into a frosting pipping bag and pipe onto cookies. Refrigerate the filled cookies.
You should also stop over at Butter and Sprinkles to see what I made with the secret ingredient.
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