1 -- 8-ounce) package Real California cream cheese, softened
1 -- (1-pound) box powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
-- Semi-sweet chocolate chips for topping
Cookies: In large bowl, cream together butter and sugar. Add egg yolks one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla and flour and mix well. Cover and chill for one hour. While cookie dough chills, make frosting.
Frosting: In separate bowl, beat butter and cream cheese until smooth and creamy. Add powdered sugar gradually, beating until smooth after each addition. Stir in vanilla and set aside.
Preheat oven to 300F. Roll chilled cookie dough into tablespoon-sized balls and place on lightly buttered cookie sheets. Flatten each ball until they are about 1/4-inch thick. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely on wire racks.
Spread frosting on each cookie and top with chocolate chips.
A delightful combination of colorful tropical fresh fruit and raspberries take homemade shortcakes beyond the usual strawberries. For an extra kick of tropical flavor, sprinkle with chopped macadamia nuts.