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Cherry Cheesecake Cookies

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.
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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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