I started dreaming of a lovely cookie that was sort of like a shortbread and sort of like a sugar cookie.
But with goat cheese.
Once the idea was there it was not to be ignored and I soon found myself in the kitchen making some cookies.
My idea worked and I was rewarded with golden cookies that are perfect with tea and as a late night little munch.
Considering I’m not a huge baker, I’m considering this a triumph!
Earlier this summer, I was contacted by Yagoot Frozen Yogurt Company asking if I would be willing to create a recipe using their yogurt. Yagoot is based out of Cincinnati and also has a store in the Easton Shopping Center near Columbus, OH.
I knew right away that I wanted to make ice cream sandwich cookies using my new goat cheese cookie recipe. I headed over to Yagoot in Easton to pick up some pints of frozen yogurt. I spied the Summer Peach flavor and immediately knew I would be using that.
Andrea’s Goat Cheese Cookies
- 4oz of Goat Cheese, room temperature
- 4TBSP Butter, at room temperature
- 1 Egg
- 3tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1C White Whole Wheat Flour
- 1/2C Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
- 1/3C Organic Cane Sugar
- 1tsp Baking Powder
In your stand mixer bowl, add in the goat cheese, butter, egg, sugar, and vanilla. Beat on low until everything is smooth and creamy.
In a medium size mixing bowl, add in the flours and baking powder. Whisk until everything is blended and airy.
Put the stand mixer on low and slowly add in the flour mixture until everything is combined. The dough should be a little stiff.
On a lightly floured surface, place dough and start to roll out into a log shape. Roll it till it’s about a foot long and 1/2 inch in diameter.
Wrap in plastic wrap and place in the fridge for about 2 hours.
Preheat oven to 350 and line two baking sheets with parchement or silpat. Slice the log into slices about a 1/4 of an inch thick. Place on cookie sheet and bake for about 10 minutes or until the cookies start to crisp up and brown on the edges.
If you can only fit one cookie sheet in your oven, place the remaining cookies back in the fridge until you are ready to slice and bake.
Allow about 4 minutes to cool and then serve.
Ice Cream Mixture:
- 1/2 pint of Yagoot’s Peach Flavored Frozen Yogurt
- 2oz of Plain Goat Cheese at room temperature
- 1/2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1/2 TBSP Organic Cane Sugar
With a hand mixer or stand mixer, place all ingredients in a bowl and mix until the goat cheese is combined.
Sometimes goat cheese has a tendency to break down into little balls of goat cheese when it combines with something cool. This is okay!
Assembling the Ice Cream Sandwiches:
- Cookie Sheet
- Parchment Paper to line the cookie sheet
Scoop a little bit of the frozen yogurt onto a cookie and top with another cookie. Gently press down and place the ice cream sandwich on the cookie sheet.
Repeat until all the frozen yogurt is used. This will make between 8-10 sandwiches depending on how much frozen yogurt you use for each sandwich.
Work quickly because the frozen yogurt melts fast!
Once you’re finished, place the cookie sheet with the sandwiches in a freezer and freeze for at least two hours giving the frozen yogurt a chance to set back up.
Serve as a cool treat or a sweet ending to a summer meal!
The goat cheese freezes a bit when the cookies go back in the freezer and so you get little crunchy tangy bites of goat cheese while eating the ice cream sandwiches.
A great little summer treat with a twist!
Yagoot is graciously giving away a $20 gift card to readers of Food Embrace! Keep in mind Yagoot is only available in Columbus and Cincinnati right now. If you’d like to enter to win the gift card all you have to do is:
Comment, telling me what flavor if yogurt you’d like to try!
Contest ends on Friday, August 24th, at 5pm EST. I’ll contact the winner by email so make sure you leave a valid email address in the comment!
WINNER: Random Number Generator picked Comment Number 3! The winner is Joe! Thanks for commenting Joe!
Have fun guys, and remember, always play with your food! Enjoy!
Disclaimer: Yagoot Yogurt contacted me and asked me to create a recipe using their product. They supplied me with a gift cards in order to purchase the product and for supplies needed to create the recipe.