Mini Strawberry Cheesecake Cookie Cups
These Mini Strawberry Cheesecake Cookie Cups are little bites of heaven! A soft and chewy cookie filled with a no-bake cheesecake filling. They’re even tastier than I had pictured in my mind. I love it when that happens! 🙂
Yesterday was a crazy travel day! I’m in Salt Lake City for the Build Your Blog Conference hosted by the sisters of Six Sister’s Stuff this weekend and I couldn’t be more excited! Getting here was not easy though! I had a flight delayed, which was going to make me miss my connection. So I changed flights and decided to go through Philadelphia rather than Houston, TX. I figured if I was potentially going to get stranded somewhere, Philly would be best since my mom just happens to be working there this week.
I ended up with a canceled flight, then a new flight, which was then delayed, so my mom came to the airport and we had martinis while I waited. Best flight delay ever! 🙂
And now that I’m in SLC I can’t wait for today to get going! It’s my first in-person blog conference and I can’t wait to meet so many of my favorite bloggers and soak it all in.
I meant to get this post up and ready to go before I left, but this week has just been crazy. But I couldn’t wait until next week to post this recipe! It’s so tasty and with Valentine’s Day right around the corner, these cookie cups are perfect! Plus, I have a couple friends waiting for the recipe. These are that good.
I actually made these last week and took them to our small group Super Bowl party – because every football party needs pretty, pink cookies. Duh.
Despite their pink, non-manly color, everyone loved them. They didn’t last until half time and a number of the girls from group are already planning on making them themselves. That’s what you call a slam dunk! At least as far as a recipe goes.
One of the great things about these Strawberry Cheesecake Cookie Cups is how nice and easy they are to make. They start with a strawberry cake mix – the ultimate in easy.
Growing up, my second favorite box cake behind funfetti was strawberry. I always paired it with cream cheese icing – yummy! That childhood fave inspired these cups, but instead of stopping at cream cheese icing, I went with an incredibly easy and delicious no-bake cheesecake filling.
The cookies are moist and chewy and are perfectly balanced by the cheesecake. The cheesecake is just sweet enough and doesn’t overwhelm the cookie. You get the perfect amount of strawberry cookie and cheesecake in each bite!
The only thing to be careful of when making these is how much dough you put into each mini muffin. You only want to fill them about 3/4 full. Any more than that and they will overflow when baked.
Once they’re baked and cooled, you can spoon in, or pipe, the cheesecake filling. I put a little graham crackers crumbs and sprinkles on top, but of course that’s optional.
These cookie cups may be simple but don’t let that fool you – they are awesome! Happy baking!
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