Cherry cheesecake cookies are some of the best cheesecake cookies I have ever had. They have the wonderful cheesecake flavor but the consistency of a cookie.
I always love a good cheesecake dessert, and this one is high on my list. It is perfect to bring to your cookie exchanges. I can almost guarantee you will be the only one with these amazing cookies.
Everyone loves a good cheesecake recipe, and this is a great recipe that is a different spin on cheesecake. If you want more great cheesecake recipes, try our Brownie Caramel Cheesecake, Berry Cheesecake Trifle Recipe, and our 5-Ingredient Cake Batter Cheesecake.
Ingredients Needed For Our Cherry Cheesecake Cookies:
- Butter, softened
- Cream cheese, room temperature
- Vanilla extract
- Lemon zest
- Powdered sugar
- Graham cracker
- Cherry pie filling
Related recipe: love cherry desserts? You need to try our Cherry Bing Bars, too!
How To Make Our Cherry Cheesecake Cookies:
Grab your medium bowl and add in the softened butter, cream cheese, egg yolk, vanilla extract, lemon zest, salt, and use a hand mixer to cream everything together.
Then, gradually mix in the powdered sugar and flour to make the stiff cookie dough.
Once that is done, cover the bowl with plastic wrap and put it in the fridge to chill for 2 hour.
After 2 hours remove the dough from the fridge and preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
Take the dough and shape it into small one inch balls.
Next, whip the egg white until it is foamy.
Now, take the balls and dip it in the egg white and then roll it in the graham cracker crumbs.
Once that is done, place each ball on an ungreased cookie sheet 2 inches apart and then use your thumb to make a depression in the middle of each cookie.
After all of the balls have been prepped, bake them in the oven for 12-15 minutes or until the bottoms begin to turn brown on the bottom.
Pull out the cookies and remove them from the cookie sheet and let them cool.
Then, fill in the depression with a teaspoon of pie filling or however much will fit!
Once they have cooled, store them in an airtight container and store them in the fridge.
You’ll need these kitchen items for the best Christmas cookies ever:
- Medium mixing bowl
- Plastic wrap
- Hand mixer
- Cookie sheet (THESE are great ones)
- Cooling rack
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Cherry Cheesecake Cookies Recipe
- ½ cup butter softened to room temperature
- 1 3 ounce package cream cheese
- 1 egg separated
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 lemon for zest
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 cup flour
- 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
- 1 20 ounce can cherry pie filling
- In a medium bowl, cream butter, cream cheese, egg yolk, vanilla, 1 teaspoon lemon zest, and salt until fluffy.
- Gradually mix in powdered sugar and flour to make stiff dough.
- Cover bowl with plastic wrap and place in the fridge to chill for about 2 hours.
- Remove from fridge and preheat oven to 325 degrees.
- Shape dough into small one inch balls.
- Beat egg white until foamy.
- Dip balls in egg white then roll in graham cracker crumbs. Arrange cookie dough balls about 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet and make a depression in the middle of each cookie with your thumb.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until cookies begin to brown on the bottoms.
- Remove cookies from baking sheet and let cool.
- Fill depression with a teaspoon of pie filling (or as much as you can fit on each cookie).
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