Basic Cheesecake Cookie Cups a fun break from traditional cookies. Easy variations given for this recipe!
My boys asked me “Mommie, what’s your favorite food besides desserts?”
See, even they know my dessert addiction!
I love to bake desserts and I love to eat desserts!
Good for you, not so good for my skinny jeans!
These Cheesecake Cookie Cups are crunchy on the outside with a wonderful creamy cheesecake filling on the inside. Today I’m giving you a very useful tip on this cookie cup! You can make the cookie part of this with my basic sugar cookie recipe, with a sugar cookie mix, or with a refrigerated tube sugar dough. Your choice! Honestly, they’re all good and it’s strictly depends on how much time you have or want to spend on this dessert!
The cheesecake center is easy too. For the filling you’ll just need three ingredients: cream cheese, sugar and an egg. You’ll use the egg because it binds the cream cheese and sugar together and makes it firm. Otherwise, the filling will be all oozy and runny after they’re cooked.
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Basic Cheesecake Cookie Cups
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- Basic Sugar Cookie Recipe Like this or premade, refrigerated sugar cookie dough
- 8 oz cream cheese room temperature
- 1/2 c sugar
- 1 egg
- Prepare Sugar Cookie dough as directed. Refrigerate dough at least 30 minutes.
- Mix cream cheese, sugar and egg together with an electric mixer until smooth.
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- Liberally, spray mini muffin tins with non-stick vegetable spray.
- Place 1 T cookie dough in each muffin tin. Using your fingers or a tart press (tamper) press the dough into the bottom and up sides of tin. Try to get as even as possible.
- Fill center of cookie with cream cheese mixture. It will take approximately half a tablespoon to fill.
- Bake at 375 degrees F for 15 minutes or until cookie is light brown and cheesecake center is set. The center will change from shiny to more matte when it's cooked.
- Remove from oven and allow to cool about 5 minutes before carefully removing them from the pan.
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krystle @ All She Cooks says
this cheesecake is awesome and perfect for my kids! I’m sure they gonna love this. I’ll try this easy recipe.
I’d love to have you and share this with my readers at our weekly linky party, Wonderful Food Wednesday over at All She Cooks.
rlk @ FirstTimeFoods says
Hi Paula! I found this post through the Saturday Night Fever link-up. These mini cheesecakes look delicious and perfect for topping with strawberries! Thanks for sharing!
Thank you so much! They are so versatile.
Jen Nikolaus says
Seriously these look so awesome! My husband’s favorite dessert is cheesecake, I’ll totally have to make these for him! Thanks for sharing on Saturday Night Fever! Pinned!!
They’re so easy and so yummy and PORTION control built in which is what I need when it comes to desserts! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!
I love this idea, a basic foundation for something that can be topped with whatever you want. This would be such a fun idea for a party dessert bar. Thanks for sharing on the weekend re-Treat link party!
Britni @ Play. Party. Pin.
Paula, these look delicious! My mini cheesecakes always seem to fall a bit in the middle, kind of like these. Glad to know that’s just the way it is. I think I’d top these yummilicious cookie cups with chocolate ganache and call it a day! Yum-O! Pinning.
I left these plain, but I actually have another post coming up with options to top them. I think the little sinking down in the middle just screams chocolate, caramel, or fruit!
Those look delicious! thanks for sharing 🙂
Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats says
Ok, yeah basically these look amazing! Love the mini version, everything is better mini. Its cuter that way and built in portion control… well.. if you can stop at one, or two.. or three! 🙂 Pinning, thanks Paula!
There’s just something about saying “I ate THREE” that makes me not, lol. Right?
Samantha @ Five Heart Home says
These look simple yet delicious, Paula…and I love all of the possibilities for fancying them up. You just can’t beat sugar cookies or cheesecake…or putting them together!
Have a great Thanksgiving! 🙂
I totally agree, And for me it’s good that each one is only a couple of bites, portion control 😉
Evelyn @ My Turn for us says
I totally love cheesecake!! These are just heavenly little bites:)))
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PS Just pinned!!
Thanks so much for sharing and for the party!
These look adorable! My hubby adores cheesecake and I love that these are so much more fun and easier to make 🙂 Thanks for sharing Paula and can’t wait to try this 🙂
they look yummy!
Diane Roark says
I love cheesecake! This recipe looks easy and soooo delicious! I PINNED it! I also shared it on Facebook. I look forward to following all your social medias.
These look super delicious!
Oh, Paula. This would be just the right size cheesecake bite. I’d love it if you linked these to What’d You Do This Weekend.
Wishes for tasty dishes,