Ok, ok. I know what you’re thinking. Goat cheese?! In a cookie?! Stick with me for a minute though. You can’t taste the goat cheese and it adds the BEST, fudgiest texture. I promise. My dad hates goat cheese, and I was mean and had him try these without telling him what they were. He loved them and even had more after I broke the news about the sneaky secret ingredient. Don’t knock it til you try it!
I got the idea for these from my favorite ice cream place, Toscanini’s. They have a flavor called Goat Cheese Brownie and it’s delicious. While putting some goat cheese in a salad the other day I was reminded of that flavor and then thought: what about trying this in a cookie? Salad to cookie is not the most logical train of thought, but it happened and I followed it. The result is these delicious fudgy, chocolatey cookies with the slightest hint of cheesecake flavor. I prefer to make 6, but you can always double this for a dozen. I topped them with a jam infused buttercream which was very tasty but totally optional. These cookies also taste great on their own with no topping!