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Cherry Cheesecake Cookies

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Bright red saucy cherries resting atop a cheesecake cookie platform dredged in graham cracker crumbs. Not only are they incredibly festive, but these pillowy Cherry Cheesecake Cookies are also one of the easiest holiday cookies to make!

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For the sake of keeping a Christmassy appearance, we usually use cherry pie filling on these cheesecake cookies.

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However, they are equally delicious when topped with strawberry sauce, lemon tart filling, or blueberry pie filling as well.

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How to Make Cherry Cheesecake Cookies

In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt, whisking gently to fully combine the ingredients, then set it aside.
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In a mixing bowl combine cream cheese, butter, and sugar and beat them together until smooth and creamy, about 2 minutes.

Add eggs and vanilla and continue beating until incorporated and smooth. Reduce speed to low and add the flour mixture and mix until just combined, do not overbeat the dough.
cherry cheesecake cookie dough

Refrigerate dough until firm, about 30-60 minutes. It’s not advisable to skip this part or else the cookies will flatten out too much during baking. Preheat oven to 350F degrees.

Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or Silpat. Using a cookie dough scoop, scoop out the dough and drop the balls into graham cracker crumbs, rolling them around to evenly coat each dough ball.

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Place balls 2 inches apart on the baking sheets, then, using the back of a spoon press gently to make an indentation in the center of each cookie.

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Place 3 cherries with a bit of the sauce included into the dimpled cookie dough balls.

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Bake the cookies for 12 to 14 minutes, or until they’re a nice golden brown.

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Cherry Cheesecake Cookies Recipes

You’ll Need:
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 (8-ounce) pkg cream cheese, softened
1 1/4 sticks butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs (place in a small shallow dish)
1 can (20-ounce) cherry pie filling (or blueberry or strawberry, etc if desired)

Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl, mixing well, then set aside.

In a mixing bowl combine cream cheese, butter, and sugar and beat them together until smooth and creamy, about 2 minutes. Add eggs and vanilla and continue beating until incorporated and smooth.

Reduce speed to low and add the flour mixture and mix until just combined, do not overbeat the dough.

Refrigerate dough until firm, about 30-60 minutes.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or Silpat.

Scoop the dough out and shape it into 1 1/2-inch balls, then roll the balls in graham cracker crumbs. Place balls 2 inches apart on the baking sheets, then, using the back of a spoon press gently to make an indentation in the center of each cookie.

Place 3 cherries in each cookie dimple.

Bake 12 to 14 minutes, or until golden brown.

Cool for five minutes on the sheet and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Prep Time: 45 min (including refrigeration time)

Cook Time: 12-14 min; Yield: 3 dozen cookies

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Cherry Cheesecake Cookies Recipe- Print Now

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Cherry Cheesecake Cookies

Budget101.com by Melissa 'Liss' Burnell
If you're searching for a showstopping holiday dessert, look no further than Cherry Cheesecake Cookies! #cherrycheesecakecookies #holidaycookies #christmascookies
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Refrigeration time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 7 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 36 cookies
Calories 86 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 8 oz cream cheese (softened)
  • 1 ¼ sticks butter (softened)
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 20 oz cherry pie filling (or blueberry or strawberry, etc)

Instructions
 

  • Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl, mixing well, then set aside.
    1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
    1 teaspoon baking powder
    ½ teaspoon salt
  • In a mixing bowl combine cream cheese, butter, and sugar and beat them together until smooth and creamy, about 2 minutes.
    8 oz cream cheese
    1 ¼ sticks butter
    ¾ cup sugar
  • Add eggs and vanilla and continue beating until incorporated and smooth.
    1 large egg
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Reduce speed to low and add the flour mixture and mix until just combined, do not over beat the dough.
  • Refrigerate dough until firm, about 30-60 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or Silpat.
  • Scoop the dough out and shape it into 1 1/2-inch balls, then roll the balls in graham cracker crumbs.
    ½ cup graham cracker crumbs
  • Place balls 2 inches apart on the baking sheets, then, using the back of a spoon press gently to make an indentation in the center of each cookie.
  • Place 3 cherries in each cookie dimple.
    20 oz cherry pie filling
  • Bake 12 to 14 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • Cool for five minutes on the sheet and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Equipment

Recipe Size Alteration Note

If you altered the ingedients above by doubling or tripling the recipe, you may also need to change the pan/dish size and adjust the cooking/baking time.

Nutrition

Serving: 2gCalories: 86kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 1gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 77mgPotassium: 36mgFiber: 1gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 124IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 17mgIron: 1mgNet Carbs: 13g
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